Firefighters dealing with 90 wildfires in Greece

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Above: A wildfire burns north of Athens, Greece, August 14, 2017.

(Originally published at 2:40 p.m. MDT August 14, 2017)

Numerous wildfires are burning in Greece, with one of them damaging homes and threatening more as it burns through a pine forest north of Athens. The AP reported that about 20 structures were damaged Sunday in the fire near Varnava.

Several fires are burning on the island of Zakynthos where Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, the MP for Zakytnos, said, “It’s arson according to an organized plan”.

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Wildfires in Greece, August 14, 2017. One is north of Pyrgos and others are on the island of Zakynthos.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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  1. Well, my wife and I are leaving Göteborg Sweden next Tuesday for Zakynthos island in Greece, guess we’ll take some photos. Hopefully the wildfires won’t be going when we are there, but I’m not counting on it. We have friends here who’ve gone to Croatia and they are having their own issues with extreme heat and wildfires like France, Spain and Portugal.


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