Firewalls stop fire on Greek island, homes saved | app

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and municipal crews dug firebreaks outside evacuated villages on the Greek island of Lesbos early Monday, stopping a wildfire that had threatened dozens of homes, local authorities said. announced the authorities.

The night work, using excavators and other heavy machinery, took place before six water-dropping planes returned to the southern coast of the eastern Aegean island where the fire burned for a third day.

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