Major wildfire breaks out in northeastern Greece

Major wildfire breaks out in northeastern Greece

Dozens of firefighters, assisted by aircraft, engaged in efforts to put out blaze

By Ahmet Gencturk

ATHENS (AA) – A major wildfire that broke out near Greece's northeastern town of Alexandroupolis is raging and threatening nearby settlements, state news agency AMNA said on Saturday.

The fire broke out in the early hours, with dozens of firefighters, assisted by fire engines and aircraft, engaged in efforts to put out the blaze.

Some sections of the Egnatia Odos, a major motorway that links northeastern Greece to the northwestern part of the country, were temporarily closed as a precautionary measure.

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