Battle against Pierian Mountains wildfire enters fourth day

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Crews continued to battle a wildfire in the Pierian Mountains of the central Macedonia region for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.

The firefighting operation comprises 36 fire engines manned by a crew of 150 members, along with nine teams of firefighters on foot, supplemented by two water-dropping helicopters.

The fire broke out on Sunday in the vicinity of Sarakatsana, at an altitude of approximately 1,700 meters, before spreading toward the summit of the mountain range, which reaches heights above 2,190 meters.

The Pierian Mountains boast lush, diverse vegetation, including dense forests of beech, oak, chestnut, and both black and red pines, while shrubs and deciduous trees thrive at lower elevations.

The challenging terrain, characterized by steep slopes and dense vegetation cover, complicates the firefighting efforts.

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