realisticFires have erupted by the hundreds in Greece and Turkey over the past week, destroying homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.
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.
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.
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