Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft struggled Friday to put out a large forest fire in southern Greece.
The blaze, near the town of Gytheio, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Athens, was not threatening inhabited areas, the fire brigade said.
A force of 50 firefighters with 11 fire engines was assisted in its efforts by five water-dropping planes and two helicopters.
It was the first major forest blaze of the season.
The head of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed the death of Major General Vladimir Zavadsky.