Greece: Firefighters race to Prevent blaze during lull in End

ATHENS, Greece — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were battling a blaze for another day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations along with a night-long struggle to rescue beachfront houses.

The Fire Service said the blaze away from the southern town of Corinth was included and there was no”busy front” ancient Thursday but over 250 firefighters, four airplanes and four tanks were putting out fires as winds were expected to pick up later in the day.

Many beachfront regions were evacuated late Wednesday, in a place that has many summer houses and is popular with couples.

Most evacuated inhabitants were bussed to nearby beaches and no accidents were reported.

The flame burnt farmland in addition to walnut and pine trees and gutted or seriously damaged around 10 houses, local officials said.