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Greece: Wildfire Near Stylida Under Control

ATHENS — A wildfire that broke out near the village Longitsi, north of Stylida, on Monday evening was under control by the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The firefighters found a way to approach the blaze during the night and contain it in a single gorge, where fire-fighting efforts were hampered by difficult access and the constant rekindling of the flames.

The total of the firefighting forces have been transferred to the gorge while firefighting aircraft and water dousing helicopters contained the fire early on Tuesday that was burning along the ridge of Mount Othrys above Stylida.

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