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The capital of Greece appeared safe from wildfires that have raged for days, firefighters said Monday, but they remained on standby in anticipation of flare-ups caused by strong winds.

Firefighters scrambled Monday to exploit a lull in gale-force winds that had hampered firefighting efforts over the weekend. But despite the calmer weather, some strong gusts of wind Monday morning grounded four water-dropping flights, officials said.

Monday's winds flamed new fires farther southeast of Athens, in the cities of Pikermi and Kallitechnoupolis. Read full article »

CNN's Anthee Carassava and Phil Black contributed to this report.

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