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Fire Rages on Mountain Range Near Athens

A fire broke out on the northeastern side of the Hymettus mountain range near Athens, Greece, in the early morning hours of Monday, August 12, with flames visible to residents in multiple surrounding areas. This video, said to be shot from the Pireaus area of Athens, shows flames on an mountain in the distance. A local voluntary forestry service said on Monday that the blaze was brought under control, but said the risk of fire persisted. On Tuesday, they warned that the risk in the mountain range was “very high”. Fire officials said they were investigating the cause of the fire. Credit: @radiourgos_dog via Storyful

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