Fire on Greek island of Samos partially under control (videos)

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Fire on Greek island of Samos partially under control (videos)A force of 31 firefighters and 13 fire engines, assisted by a 38-person team on foot and volunteers, remain on the scene to fully extinguish the fire

A forest fire that burned through the night on the island of Samos was partially under control, the fire brigade reported on Sunday, according to ANA.

The fire broke out on Saturday evening in Mesokampos, Samos and tourists staying at hotels on the Glykoriza and Proteas beaches, as well as residents of Mesokampos, had been evacuated as a precaution and taken to the Pythagorio indoor stadium by boats and buses.

Four aircraft and two fire-fighting helicopters had also taken part in the operation to put out the fire on Saturday until nightfall.

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