Lots of forest fires in hot and dry Greece

Lots of forest fires in hot and dry Greece

World July 15, 2017 11:39

athens - After two weeks of high temperatures and drought, the fire brigade in Greece has the hands full of fighting fires. Only fires in the whole country have been broken from Friday to Saturday morning, the fire department said.

The fires raged on the islands of Crete and Zakynthos, and near Porto Rafti near Athens. No notification has been made of dead or injured yet.

From Sunday evening, rain is expected in many parts, but with thunderstorms. This does not mean that the danger will be gone: bushes and trees are so dried that lightning can easily create new fires. Besides, it's blowing hard, which complicates fire extinguishing.

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