|http://sports.sina.com.cn 2004年08月21日 16:17 新浪体育|
A fire broke out on Friday afternoon next to the Mountain Bykinvanue near the Parnitha mountains on the outskirts of Athens. 3 helicoppers and 4 special planes were deployed to spray water over the wooded area to stop the fire from spreading.
A sparkle from some electric wires along the boundary frence of the Mountain Bykinvanue was thought to be the cause of the blaze. Firemen acted quickly to bring the Olympic venue under control.
A large forrest fire had broken out in the same area in July. Wild fires are common in Greece during July and August when temperature soar and hot seasonal winds blow over from Sahara Dezert in North Africa.
Nearly 75 firemen were deployed in the course of the incident which is not expected to have anny effect on the mountain bycling events due to start next Friday with the women's cross-country competition.