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  • Fire Brigade sets wildfire in Achaia ‘under control’

    A wildfire that broke out on Wednesday evening in eh Gianniskari area of Western Achaia has been set under control, with the...

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    A wildfire that broke out on Wednesday evening in eh Gianniskari area of Western Achaia has been set under control, with the Fire Brigade struggling to protect residential areas and the nearby protected forest of Kalogria.

    The Fire Brigade deployed eight vehicles and 34 firefighters to tackle the fire and after setting it under control will remain in the area in order to prevent any flames rekindling. Municipal water lorries also assisted the Fire Brigade.

    Preliminary estimates suggest that about 160 acres of forest and grasslands were burned.

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