A FIREFIGHTING plane has crashed while battling the fire on the island of Evia near Athens.
Reports have stated that the crash took place over the town of Karystos.
Local media have stated that a helicopter is now flying to the crash site to check the situation.
It comes as thousands of Brits have been flown back from fire-ravaged Rhodes – with many more facing their summer holidays being cancelled.
As many as 10,000 Britons were estimated to be on the island, a favourite tourist destination, the Foreign Office said.
Holidaymakers have been told to evacuate Agioi Theodoroi and parts of Evia, Greece’s second-largest island, after forest fires erupted in the areas.
Wildfires are also raging on the island of Corfu, off the west coast of Greece, and tourists have been warned of an “extreme fire risk” in Crete.
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