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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-08-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Two local people injured in wildfire near Megalopoli, southern Greece

  • [01] Two local people injured in wildfire near Megalopoli, southern Greece

    AMNA/ A wildfire, that broke out on Tuesday afternoon in a forestland in the region of Megalopoli, in Arcadia prefecture, southern Greece, still burns out of control leading to the evacuation of the villages of Voutsi and Voutsaras while firefighting efforts continue.

    A fireman was rushed to Tripolis Hospital with respiratory problems. Earlier, two people, a woman and a man, were seriously injured while trying to save their property from the flames, when the fire burned its way through the village of Anemodouri destroying one house.

    The woman is treated for burns in Tripolis Hospital while the man, aged 60, has been taken to an Athens hospital with severe burns.

    A large firefighting force has been dispatched to the area. A total of 20 fire engines operated by 40 firemen from Arcadia and neighboring prefectures, as well as, 22 firemen on foot participate in the efforts to extinguish the fire assisted by 4 water-bombing aircraft and a helicopter.

    A Public Power Corporation crawler vehicle participates in the efforts to contain the blaze and local authorities appealed to private citizens who own road graders or bulldozers to assist the firefighters.


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