Large forest fire on Mount Athos has waned

Which began on August 8 large forest fire in the Mount Athos monastic republic on Sunday went on the decline, said fire department Greece.

To help firefighters arrived unexpected torrential rain that poured down on the way fire front of a few kilometers to the Serbian monastery Chilandar.

At the scene of a fire are hundred of fire, volunteers and soldiers of the Greek army, until darkness put out the fire and large numbers of aircraft. Help sent Serbia and Bulgaria — a total of about 60 firefighters and several cars.

According to preliminary calculations, five days before the fire destroyed four thousand hectares of virgin forest on Mount Athos. Orthodox monasteries were not injured.

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