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Greece: Fire Threatens Homes a Year after Deadly Blaze

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:38 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A forest fire outside Athens is threatening homes on the anniversary of a deadly blaze in the same area that claimed more than 100 lives.

The Fire Service said Tuesday that three water-dropping planes and two helicopters were helping fire crews outside the port of Rafina and a main road leading to the area had been closed to incoming traffic — in an area popular with bathers during the summer.

A year ago, a wildfire gutted the nearby resort of Mati and other seaside areas, destroying more than a thousand homes and leading to a dramatic rescue by boats of people forced to swim away from the shore to escape choking smoke.

New-elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended a memorial service at Mati earlier Tuesday.

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