Large Fire Breaks out Near Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi



 

Firefighting helicopter from the Greek Fire Service. File Photo

A large fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon near the ancient archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece.

A total of 39 fire fighters with 13 vehicles, two groups of firefighters who are on foot, six aircraft and one firefighting helicopter have already rushed to the spot to prevent the blaze from spreading.

According to initial reports, the fire is currently burning low vegetation, but the strong winds which are blowing today, as well as the extremely mountainous terrain, are make the efforts of the firefighters extremely difficult.

Earlier today, another fire broke out in the seaside resort town of Artemida in Attica, near Athens.

According to police, Kiafa Avenue has been closed to traffic between Presvyterou Markou Street and Agia Kyriaki Street in Artemida.

Earlier, the fire brigade had said the flames posed no risk to surrounding houses in the area, but currently this may not still be the case.

A fire that began earlier in the woods in the Athens suburb of Vyronas is now under control, the fire brigade also stated in their announcement.