About 200 people are fighting the fire on the Greek island of Chios

Large forest fire extinguishing Saturday on the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, the Greek fire brigade said.

Fire destroys shrubs, planting mastic trees and pine forest in the central part of the island, about 5 kilometers from the island capital. In fire fighting involving eight aircraft and two helicopters, as well as about 200 firefighters, support staff walking units, volunteers and soldiers. Extinguishing prevent strong winds (up to 8 on the Beaufort scale).

Residents of two villages in the immediate vicinity of the fire from their homes, according to fire department. Information on injuries were reported.

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