VIDEO : Wildfire rages in Athens’s northeastern suburbs for a second day

Hundreds of firefighters continued to battle a massive wildfire outside Athens for a second day in a row after hundreds of residents were evacuated overnight.

About 500 firefighters and 120 fire engines were deployed to control the fire. On Wednesday, nine planes and ten helicopters poured water on the fire.

30 people were taken to the hospital, three of them were burned. Most of the people, including three firefighters from the regions of Palini, Gerakas, Antusa and Pentelli, suffered respiratory problems and minor injuries.

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