Three People Went to Hospital with Burns or Respiratory Problems from the Attica Wildfire

ATHENS – Three individuals with burns from the wildfire that broke out on Penteli mountain on Tuesday afternoon were taken to Gennimatas hospital plastic surgery unit for treatment during the night.

The hospital said that a 54-year-old man arrived with extensive burns covering 60 pct of his body from the fire front in Gerakas and due to the seriousness of his condition he was admitted to the Burns Unit and his condition is stable.

A 28-year-old woman from the area of Penteli arrived with respiratory problems from smoke inhalation and after a check up she was sent to Sotiria hospital for assessment by lung specialists.

Finally, a 35-year-old man arrived in an ambulance from Penteli with burns. The doctors recommended his admission but the patient refused and will return today (Wednesday) for re-examination.


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