Greece suffers summer fires

Forest, farmland and vineyards burnt as citizens are evacuated in central Greece.

    Black smoke from the fires could be seen for miles

    Police have closed part of a highway leading to Athens.

    It is the first fire in Greece this summer and broke out after temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius.

    Two years ago the country suffered some of its worst fires in decades, in which at least 67 people were killed and scores of homes were destroyed.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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