Pictures destroyed by fire on the island of Euboea

Pictures destroyed by fire on the island of Euboea

Published today at 12:52, updated at 13:35

For a week, Greece suffered its worst heatwave in three decades violent firesAs a result, two people were killed and dozens injured. Firefighters, Tuesday, August 10, for the eighth day in a row, are battling the giant blaze of the island of Evia, 200 kilometers from Athens, as the flames are besieging villages one by one. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and more than 2,700 people were forced to evacuate the island by sea.

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More than five hundred fires have been reported across the country, forcing thousands to evacuate dozens of villages, amid anger over slow government action. In Athens, authorities began assessing the damage caused by the fires that hit several residential suburbs north of the capital last week, before waning on Saturday.

For its part, neighboring Turkey is experiencing a lull after being ravaged by the most devastating forest fires in its modern history.

Residents of the island of Evia set up garden hoses near the village of Guf on August 8.
A firefighting helicopter fills water tanks along Pefki Beach on the island of Evia as vacationers watch on August 9, 2021.
During a fire on the island of Evia, Greece, on August 8, 2021.
Residents clear their cattle in Trachomacdonis, north of Athens, on August 7, 2021.
In Chalcis, on the island of Evia, residents who have been evacuated from their villages are housed in a building provided to them by the municipality, on August 7, 2021.
A satellite image of the island of Evia during a fire on August 7, 2021.
A tree burns near the village of Pfeki, on the island of Evia, August 9, 2021.
Villagers help firefighters carry water supply hoses to fight a fire, in Agios Stefanos, north of Athens, August 6, 2021.
Residents of Limni, on the island of Evia, were evacuated by ferry on August 6, 2021.
In a burning house, in Castres, on the island of Evia, on August 9, 2021.
Firefighters take a break in Avidnes, north of Athens, on August 6, 2021.
Residents of Pefki, on the island of Evia, sleep in their car after they left their village under fire on August 8, 2021.
A forest in Therakomacdonis, north of Athens, August 7, 2021.
Residents monitor the progress of the fire in Kamatriades, on the island of Evia, on August 9, 2021.
A stork injured in the fires is taken to the shelter of the Anima Animal Welfare Society in Athens on August 8, 2021.
A burning forest near Varympompi, a suburb of Athens, August 9, 2021.
A man inspects the remains of his restaurant in Varybombi, a suburb of Athens, August 4, 2021.
In Athens, August 3.  The smoke from the fires, which are at the gates of the capital, is clearly visible for a week now.
Also in Turkey, forest fires broke out at the beginning of August.  Here, firefighters battle a blaze in Akakuka, Mugla Province on August 6, 2021.
Villagers in Mila, Turkey, have been evacuated by the coast guard as a fire threatens to destroy the Kemerkoy thermal plant on August 4, 2021.
Aerial view taken in Mugla region, Turkey on August 7, 2021. This forest path was like a fire.
A volunteer rests in Akyaka, Mugla Province, Turkey on August 6, 2021.
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