Forest Fire burns near Athens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A large forest fire on the outskirts of Athens is sending a cloud of smoke over the Greek capital just as power in part of the city has been cut.Forest fire burns near Athens

The fire is burning on the eastern slopes of Mount Hymmetus, near the Glyka Nera area of greater Athens. It is not immediately clear whether the fire is threatening homes or is related to the power outages in central Athens.

The Fire Service says four planes and two helicopters are helping fight the blaze, which broke out Wednesday.

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