EU water-bombers join Greece firefight

Al Jazeera | Aug 15, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  • Greece has deployed nearly 400 firefighters backed by European Union water-bombers assisting its own jets to try to put out a huge blaze on the island of Evia, blazing through a pristine pine forest for a third day.
  • Firefighters managed to contain the fire in a ravine near the village of Platana, backed by nearly 100 vehicles, nine helicopters and 12 planes, including two from Italy and one from Spain.
  • The fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday on Greece’s second-largest island, prompting the evacuation of four villages including Platana.