Water-bombing planes, helicopters and hundreds of firefighters battle forest fires near Greece’s Athens, as the country reels under a severe heatwave — in pictures
Thousands of people in Greece have been forced to flee their homes as firefighters battle a large wildfire north of Athens. Blazes have broken out across the country amid a searing heat wave and days of drought.
As Greece endures its worst heat wave in decades, firefighters worked through the night and cooler morning hours to contain a wildfire that forced thousands of residents to flee an area less than 13 miles from Athens.
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🔥Wildfires are wreaking 'incalculable' environmental damage across southern Europe. 🌡️A severe heatwave left tinderbox-like conditions across Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain. And then the fires started… Thread 👇
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