Strong firefighting forces operating in Rhodes and West Attica
The forest fire that broke out on Tuesday, July 18, on the island of Rhodes was presenting a better picture, Fire Brigade spokesperson Lt. Colonel Yiannis Artopios stated in an emergency briefing on Thursday, adding that the Fire Department had managed to put out several rekindled blazes on the island. CE Report quoting Athens-Macedonian
"Strong ground forces are operating in Rhodes and although yesterday the aerial means had difficulty in approaching the fires due to the low visibility caused by the intense smoke, they managed to contain several rekindlings," Artopios said, and added that five aircraft and five helicopters have been deployed since first light.
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