The fire, which engulfed a forest north of Athens this morning, threatened many houses and villages north of the Greek capital. Mayor of Dionysus Yannis Kalafatelis he said back then that he was “Got out of control.” The fire was initially fought by more than 70 firefighters, then began to be extinguished by planes and helicopters. The sky over Athens was quickly covered with thick smoke, and the situation was aggravated by strong winds.

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Fire on the outskirts of Athens.

Many residents were evacuated, and those who were able to stay in their homes were advised to stay inside and close all windows. Firefighters managed to control the fire, but many homes disappeared. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and authorities have already ordered an investigation.

Greece is in great danger of fire in the coming days, as air temperatures are expected to rise to 40 degrees Celsius.