#Greece honours Italian and Spanish crews that assisted in #Evia wildfire
Fire service examining indications of arson in Evia blaze
The force fighting the fires on the Greek island of Evia consists of nearly 100 vehicles, nine helicopters and 12 planes. @AFPgraphics factfile on four types of aircraft used to tackle wildfires in Europe
In Greece, nearly 400 firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze on the island of Evia. In France, more than 500 firefighters are battling a blaze that has destroyed 900 hectares of pine forest.
More than one thousand firefighters in Greece battled flames, the largest of which burned through a nature reserve on the island of Evia, causing villages and a monastery to evacuate. 56 forest fires broke out in the country in a 24-hour period.