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Firefighters battle wildfires on Greek island of Evia

Europe, Greece

Ruptly is live from the Greek island of Evia as firefighters battle to extinguish wildfires on Wednesday, August 14.

On Tuesday, hundreds of firefighters along with several water bombers and helicopters were deployed to tackle the blaze which had spiralled out of control.

Greece's civil protection authority warned those in the areas affected by the smoke, particularly the elderly and very young, to remain indoors and set air-conditioning units to recycle internal air.

In 2018, over 100 people died when a fast-moving forest fire broke out in a seaside area northeast of Athens.

Date of startAugust 14, 2019
Time of start10:19
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Ruptly is live from the Greek island of Evia as firefighters battle to extinguish wildfires on Wednesday, August 14. On Tuesday, hundreds of firefighters along with several water bombers and helicopters were deployed to tackle the blaze which had spiralled out of control. Greece's civil protection authority warned those in the areas affected by the smoke, particularly the elderly and very young, to remain indoors and set air-conditioning units to recycle internal air. In 2018, over 100 people died when a fast-moving forest fire broke out in a seaside area northeast of Athens.