A fire that broke out inside a building at 10 Voreou Street in Athens' Monastiraki district was now partially under control, the fire brigade said on Saturday evening.

A force of 27 firemen and seven vehicles has been sent to put out the blaze, while broke out inside an office in a building housing mainly offices and businesses. The flames did not spread but 10 people that were inside the building at the time have been evacuated as a precaution, due to the thick smoke.

Fire brigade forces remain in the area to fully extinguish the fire.