VIDEO: Firefighters put out a fire in the suburbs of Athens

On Wednesday, Greek firefighters led the fight against a wildfire that has been raging for two days in the mountainous suburbs north of Athens and has already forced hundreds of people to flee.

According to the fire department, 30 people, including three firefighters, needed medical attention due to burns and difficulty breathing.

Several buildings sustained varying degrees of damage as a result of Tuesday’s fire.

Citizens Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said his officers had helped evacuate about 700 people to safety since Tuesday, noting that some of them refused to leave.