"Wildfire Rages Near Athens, Damaging Homes"

"ATHENS - A wildfire raged out of control on the outskirts of Athens on Saturday, damaging houses and cars, the Fire Department said.

Fanned by strong winds, the blaze quickly spread across the slopes of Mount Hymettus which overlooks the Greek capital, sending thick clouds of smoke over the southern suburbs.

As a precaution, civil protection authorities evacuated some parts of the Voula and Glyfada regions about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Athens centre."

Lefteris Papadimas and Costas Baltas report for Reuters June 4, 2022.

Source: Reuters, 06/06/2022