Crews work to contain wildfire on Samos

Workers work to contain wildfires in Samos


Firefighters resumed work on Thursday morning to control wildfires in the eastern Asian region of Samos, reducing the risk of severe winds.

The fire department said 78 firefighters, along with six ground teams and several volunteers, were battling the blaze, which broke out on the west coast of Palochori on the west coast of the island with the help of 15 fire engines and two helicopters.

Two villages were evacuated on Wednesday, but no casualties were reported. According to the state-run Broadcasting Corporation (ERC), residents of Limnias and Macrya Pounta returned home on Thursday.

Two people were killed when a helicopter crashed into the sea on Wednesday. Two other people in the helicopter also survived. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

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