Mount Athos raging fires

The fires in the Mount Athos monastic republic destroyed dozens of hectares of forest. Now the flame unsuccessfully fighting about a thousand people, including the military.

On the eve of the night to put out a fire by aircraft, involved 15 aircraft and seven heavy military transport helicopters, the Greek army. A forest fire in the area of Mount Athos extends continuously from August 8. Can not extinguish the flames because of the ever-changing high winds.

On the territory of Mount Athos monasteries are several thousand years of history, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. According to the services to deal with emergencies, threats monasteries there. However, before the police arrested three men suspected of arson.

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