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Greece: Fire Brigade Orders Evacuation of Helidoni in Ilia

ATHENS — Fire fighting forces are continuing to operate in the Ancient Olympia to stop any rekindling of the flames, while the village of Helidoni has been evacuated as a precaution, the Deputy Regional Governor of Ilia Vassilis Giannopoulos told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Thursday.

He said that the fire brigade was now particularly focused on the front in Helidoni and had ordered an evacuation as a precaution.

"The fire is in a ravine but there is a rick that it will head toward a nearby area of forest and threaten the community of Kryoneri," Giannopoulos said.

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