Greek firefighters on Monday brought under control a major forest fire that was threatening homes on the outskirts of Athens.
At least two houses were burned but there were no reports of injuries as police quickly evacuated the area and blocked roads.
The civil protection authority said the blaze started around three am in the eastern suburb of Peania, in the pine-forested foothills of Mount Ymittos with flames around 20 metres high, near homes.
Over 130 firemen were dispatched to the scene to stop the fire spreading to heavily inhabited areas nearby.
Fire-bombing aircraft joined the operation at first light.
On Sunday, a fire on the small island of Elafonissos,in the Peloponnese region was brought under control after a two-day battle. Two more fires were doused on Saturday in Marathon, close to Mati, the coastal resort where last year 102 people died in Greece’s worst fire disaster.