Fire at mountain bike venue

ATHENS, AUG. 21. Fire broke out at the Olympic mountain bike venue, caused by sparks from a wire-cutting tool being used by employees working around the perimeter fence, games organisers said on Saturday.

Organisers said the venue, located on Mouth Parnis, was not damaged by the fire, but small damage was sustained outside the facility's perimeter. A total of 28 fire engines, four firefighting planes and three special helicopters worked with 75 firefighters to put out the blaze. — AP