July 23, 2018 / 6:36 PM / 2 months ago

Greece seeks help from European allies to tackle raging fires

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.

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

“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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