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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Fire in the old town of Lefkada

  • [01] Fire in the old town of Lefkada

    A fire broke out earlier on Monday in the old town of the Ionian island of Lefkada. Six traditional wooden houses have been already burned, local fire-fighting authorities said. A strong team of firefighters is currently in the area battling the blaze while a helicopter is participating in the operation.

    The area is densely populated and the wooden houses are next to one another. A resident of Lefkada told AMNA that "the area has been evacuated and the residents are trying to save whatever they can of their belongings."

    According to the Ionian islands' Fire Brigade chief, Efthimis Georgakopoulos, "we are doing whatever possible to contain the blaze that threatens the traditional southwestern old town of Lefkada and we have taken all measures to protect the citizens and evacute the area."

    The old town cinema has been destroyed while the blaze is very close to the house of renowned poet Angelos Sikelianos.


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