ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A dozen firefighting aircraft and about 150 firemen are battling a large wildfire coursing through a sparsely-built area east of Athens amid high winds.

Greece's fire brigade says the fire broke out Friday between the towns of Markopoulo and Porto Rafti, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the capital.

The blaze damaged outhouses, but there were no immediate reports of burnt homes.

Wildfires plague Greece every year during the hot, dry summer months. In 2007, more than 70 people died in a series of giant blazes.