Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft struggled Friday to put out a large forest fire in southern Greece.
The blaze, near the town of Gytheio, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Athens, was not threatening inhabited areas, the fire brigade said.
A force of 50 firefighters with 11 fire engines was assisted in its efforts by five water-dropping planes and two helicopters.
It was the first major forest blaze of the season.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land