Firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the village of Schinos, near Corinth, Greece, May 19, 2021 Reuters

No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night

Authorities in the Corinth region of southern Greece have moved people from six villages to safety as firefighters battled a forest fire with scores of trucks and 21 aircrafts, they said on Thursday.

No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night at a small seaside holiday resort on the Peloponnese peninsula, about 90 km from the capital, Athens.

Authorities ordered the evacuation of six villages and two monasteries in the Gerania mountains as a precaution, a fire brigade official said.

Volunteers and locals sit on the beach as a wildfire burns in the village of Schinos, near Corinth, Greece, May 19, 2021 | Reuters

“Some 300 people have been evacuated,” police spokesman Theodoros Chronopoulos told Reuters.

More than 180 firefighters were battling the blaze backed by 62 fire trucks, 17 aircraft and three helicopters, the fire brigade said on Twitter. 

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