Firebreaks halt blaze on Greek island, houses saved

ATHENS, Greece — Fireplace Service and municipal crews dug firebreaks exterior evacuated villages on the Greek island of Lesbos early Monday halting a wildfire that had threatened scores of houses, authorities mentioned.

The in a single day work, utilizing excavators and different heavy equipment, occurred earlier than six water-dropping planes returned to the southern coast of the jap Aegean Sea island the place the hearth was burning for a 3rd day.

Warmth wave temperatures continued to make situations tough Monday, largely in southern Greece the place hearth warnings stay in impact and nationwide parks are closed to the general public.

A significant hearth within the southern Peloponnese area prompted the evacuation of six villages Sunday, however situations have improved and the blaze was contained in areas the place houses had been threatened.

On the Dadia Nationwide Park, within the northeast of the nation, a wildfire burned for a fifth day. Particular operations firefighters have been wanted to entry areas the place firebreaks have been being arrange however fast-changing winds have been hampering that effort.

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