Wildfire Breaks Out in Forest in the Municipality of Epidaurus


Wildfire breaks out in forest in the municipality of Epidaurus. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Vassilis Papadopoulos)

ATHENS -- A wildfire started in a forest at Koliaki in the municipality of Epidaurus, in the northeast Peloponnese on Friday morning. Initial reports from the fire brigade said the fire was not close to any inhabited areas.

A force of 41 fire men with 13 fire engines, two teams of fire fighters on foot, local government water tankers and two aircraft has been deployed to put out the blaze.