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Fire at Gerania Mountains Receding, Fire Brigade Commander Says

ATHENS – The fire at Gerania mountains is receding, while some scattered fire pockets still exist within its perimeter, Fire Brigade Commander Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) on Saturday.

With winds in the region having subsided considerably, he estimated that the fire, which started in Schinos, in the Loutraki area of Corinth prefecture on Wednesday night, will have been contained by tomorrow. The fire crossed prefectures to reach the Papagianneika community west of Megara in Attica over the last 48 hours.

Meanwhile, battling the fire around the Gerania mountains are a total of 278 firefighters, with 89 firetrucks, 10 rough terrain groups from the army, and 16 dowsing planes with 4 helicopters, in addition to water trucks and other auxiliary vehicles and the help of volunteers. The operation is being coordinated by the mobile operations center 'Olympos' which is in the vicinity.

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