Sunday, April 14

New Evacuations Greek Villages Due to Forest Fire

New forest fires have broken out in Greece, triggering a wave of evacuations northwest of the Greek capital Athens.


There, villages that were already threatened by fire last week had to be evacuated again. Several houses have burned down in Vilia, Greek media report.

Firefighters from Greece and Romania fight the wildfire that has gotten out of hand. Helicopters and fire-fighting aircraft have also been deployed.

Fires also broke out elsewhere, but most were quickly brought under control. High winds fanned flames in many areas. Earlier this month, there were hundreds of wildfires across Greece, wreaking havoc on wildlife.

Other countries on the Mediterranean Sea also struggled with forest fires. In Italy, almost 130 people have been reported for arson so far. Four were arrested.

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