Greece faces ‘disaster of unprecedented proportions’ as wildfires ravage the country



In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Residents battle a wildfire in the village of Gouves on the Greek island of Evia, on Sunday, August 8.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

People sleep in a car near the beach in Pefki village, as wildfires rage on the island of Evia.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A resident reacts as a wildfire approaches her house in the village of Gouves, on the island of Evia, Greece.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A house in Pefkofito, Greece, is destroyed after the forest fire on Saturday, August 7.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A firefighter washes his face in the Milas area of Mugla, Turkey, on August 7.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

People are evacuated on a ferry as a wildfire burns in Limni on Friday, August 6.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A satellite photo shows smoke rising from fires on the island of Evia, Greece, on Thursday, August 5.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire near the town of Olympia, Greece on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Residents react during a wildfire near Olympia on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

The grounds of a burnt hotel are seen in Lalas village, near Olympia, on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

People move belongings to safety as a forest fire rages in a wooded area north of Athens, Greece, on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A wildfire approaches the Olympic Academy, foreground, in Olympia, Greece, on Wednesday, August 4.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

The remnants of a destroyed house are seen here in the Varibobi area, northern Athens, on August 4.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Onlookers view the smoke from the wildfires blanketing Athens’ Acropolis on August 4.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A charred area of Mugla, Turkey, after a forest fire on Tuesday, August 3.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Smoke and flames rise over the village of Limni on the Greek island of Evia, on August .

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Firefighters work as a house burns in the Adames area of northern Athens on August 3.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A woman pours water over a baby’s head at a fountain in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, as temperatures reached over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, August 2.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A man leads sheep away from an advancing fire on August 2, in Mugla, Turkey.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

People watch an advancing fire that rages around Cokertme village, near Bodrum, Turkey, on August 2.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Local residents watch as a Greek army Chinook helicopter collects water to tackle a wildfire near the village of Lambiri, Greece, on Sunday, August 1.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A handout photo from the Italian National Fire Brigade shows an aerial view of a fire in the Pineta Dannunziana reserve in Pescara, Italy, on August 1.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A man surveys a fire at Le Capannine beach in the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, on Friday, July 30.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

Firefighters battle a massive wildfire that engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Turkey’s southern coast near the town of Manavgat, on Thursday, July 29.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A firefighter talks to his colleague as they work to put out fires in Cuglieri, on the Italian island of Sardinia, on Monday, July 26.

In photos: Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heatwaves

A firefighting helicopter passes in front of a cloud of smoke from a forest fire near Spathovouni village, southwest of Athens, Greece, on Friday, July 23.



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