WORLD More than 100,000 hectares burned in Greek fires: EU data

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More than 100,000 hectares burned in Greek fires: EU data

AFP

18:37, August 12, 2021

Firefighters control the fire on a road near the village of Kourkouli, North Evia, on August 5, 2021 as Greek firefighters battled to bring under control two major fires raging near Olympia and on the island of Evia as the country swelters in a record-breaking heatwave. (Photo: AFP)

More than 100,000 hectares have been burnt by wildfires raging in Greece over the last two weeks, the most destructive fires in the country since 2007, data from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) showed Thursday.

Since July 29, fires have scorched 100,874 hectares (250,000 acres) during the country's worst heatwave in decades, according to AFP calculations using EFFIS data.


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