Fire broke out on Mt. Athos near Hilandar Monastery

Mt. Athos, June 7, 2018

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A fire broke out yesterday afternoon in a forested area of Mt. Athos near the Serbian Hilandar Monastery, reports Romfea.

Ten men in five firetrucks rushed to the scene to begin putting out the fire, and two firefighting aircraft were also being used.

According to, the fire was in a low-vegetation area near the Kathisma of St. Basil and was quickly brought under control. Several men also went out on foot to put out the small remaining areas of fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, and there is no news about any possible damage or casualties at this point.

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