Reinforcements sent to firefighting forces in Attica

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Firefighting forces operating at the Grammatiko wildfire in Attica were strengthened late afternoon Friday, said the Fire Brigade.

Some 62 firefighters with 11 fire engines and 3 ground teams are assisted by 4 water-bombing aircraft and 3 helicopters, as well as by municipal water tanks and many volunteers.

The fire broke out just before 14:30 on Friday, it is burning low vegetation, and has not yet threatened housing communities.