July 23, 2018 / 6:36 PM / 4 months ago

Greece seeks help from European allies to tackle raging fires

A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has appealed for help from other countries to help tackle a spate of fires which were raging uncontrolled in the country on Monday, its fire brigade said.

“Due to the intensity of the fires and the dangers they pose our country submitted a request through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for international assistance with air and land assets,” a fire brigade spokeswoman said.

Reporting By Michele Kambas

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