facebook
twitter
search
search

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Zakynthos

July 11, 2011 at 11:12 AM

ZAKYNTHOS, Greece, July 11 (UPI) -- A wildfire burned on the Greek island of Zakynthos but populated areas were not threatened, authorities said Monday.

The fire brigade told the Athens News Agency eight engines with 18 firefighters, two water-dropping airplanes and a helicopter battled the blaze in a forest between the villages of Volimes and Anahoritria.

A fire that erupted on the island of Evia Sunday had been partially contained. It was one 75 wildfires reported across Greece in a span of 24 hours.

The National Meteorological Service forecast temperatures above 100 degrees for several days, the Macedonian News Agency reported.

Zakynthos is one of the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Small plane crash kills two near Dallas
Justice Department investigating airlines for alleged price fixing
Eurozone leader says no more talks with Greece before Sunday vote
Russian diplomats slam 'divisive' UN measure on Srebrenica
Customs officials seize stolen Indian statue worth $1M in New York