Thousands flee from path of raging Greek wildfires

2022-04-05
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Thousands of people have fled their homes on the outskirts of AthensThe use of masks last year and was able to ease its first lockdown quickly., and hundreds have been evacuated by boat from the nearby island of Evia, as Greece faced a fourth day of wildfires fuelled by strong winds and searing temperatures.

Like elsewhere in Europe, Greece has been grappling with extreme weather this summer and a week-long heatwave – its worst in 30 years – has sparked simultaneous wildfires in many parts of the country, burning homes and killing animals.

On Friday, Greek authorities ordered the evacuation of more suburbs north of AthensThe Games amid..., where wildfires on the foothills of Mount Parnitha burst back into life late on Thursday, after dying down earlier in the weekIndoor and outdoor personal gathering.

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