Firefighters tackle blaze after Athens explosion

One person was injured and several buildings were extensively damaged by the explosion that led to a fire, officials and witnesses said.

Video was shared by an eyewitness, Eleni Varvitsioti, who described being woken in her apartment a block away from the explosion after the glass in her windows shattered.

At least 18 firefighters used seven engines to battle a blaze at one buildings and have nearly brought it under control, the fire brigade said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast or the fire, officials said.

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