Police Help Elderly Woman Evacuate After Wildfire Breaks Out in Athens Suburbs

Greek police said on Wednesday, July 20, that officers helped to rescue an elderly woman, and more than 600 other people, after a wildfire broke out in the suburbs of Athens on Tuesday.

Footage shows officers aiding the woman and working to protect homes.

A fire burning in the mountainous Penteli area was impacting multiple suburbs on Wednesday, Athens News Agency reported.

The fire service said 485 firefighters and 120 vehicles were deployed. Firefighters from Romania were also at the scene, they said. Credit: Hellenic Police via Storyful

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