Thursday, August 19, 2021

Polish firefighters saved the Greek city from fire

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 Polish firefighters saved the city of Vilia Attica, located west of Athens, from the fire. The action lasted from Wednesday afternoon until late at night. The fire was put out this morning, informed the commander of Polish firefighters in Greece, Brigadier Michał Langner from National Headquarters of the State Fire Service.

"Yesterday the situation was very difficult. The wind changed from west to south, and therefore the front of the fire pressed against the village of Vilia Attica (west of Athens). Most of our troops were active in the defense of this village. so that the fire does not reach the buildings " Langner said.

He added that, together with Greek firefighters, they fought for the city from noon until very late at night. "We managed to stop the fire in front of the city. It was extinguished all night and today it seems that the situation is under control" - he assessed. 

He explained that now the fire is spreading south towards the Saronic Gulf. "There, together with the Greeks, we have built a defensive belt, it protects against possible fire penetration" - he indicated.

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