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Blazes in Peloponnese and Crete Under Control

firesFires broke out during the night of May 28, in the Peloponnese and the Greek islands of Crete and Kefalonia.
A blaze broke out around 10 pm in a grassland area in Giannitsena,  Kyparissia, in the Peloponnese. Because of stormy winds, the fire expanded very quickly, threatening houses and businesses, while several acres of olive trees have been burned down. A group of 55 firefighters and 19 fire engines were operating in the area. Volunteers watching their fortunes threatened and destroyed provided their aid.
Around midnight, another blaze broke out in Triantafyllia, eastern Mani. The strong wind helped the fire to expand. The fire is under partial control, as 15 fire engines with 50 firefighters and residents handled it.
The third fire occurred in Vamvakopoulo, in the region of Chania, Crete, on the morning of May 29. Twelve firefighters with six fire engines were battling the fire. According to reports, the blaze caused damage to farmhouses, vehicles and factories located in the area.
Another blaze broke out in Lixouri village, on the island of Kefalonia on May 28, which was brought under control around 7 am on May 29.
All the blazes are now under control. Forces of the Hellenic Fire Service remain there, in order to fully extinguish the fires and possible rekindling.

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