Greece faces ‘catastrophe of unprecedented proportions’ as forest fires ravage the country – .

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Greece faces ‘catastrophe of unprecedented proportions’ as forest fires ravage the country – .


In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Residents fight a forest fire in the village of Gouves on the Greek island of Evia on Sunday August 8.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

People are sleeping in a car near the beach in the village of Pefki, as forest fires rage on the island of Evia.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

People are evacuated to a ferry as a forest fire burns in Limni on Friday August 6.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters try to put out a forest fire near the city of Olympia, Greece on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Residents react to a forest fire near Olympia on August 5.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

The remains of a destroyed house can be seen here in the Varibobi area, north of Athens, on August 4.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Onlookers see smoke from forest fires blanketing the Acropolis in Athens on August 4.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Smoke and flames rise above the village of Limni on the Greek island of Evia in August.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters work as a house burns down in the Adames region, north of Athens, on August 3.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

People watch a fire raging around the village of Cokertme, near Bodrum, Turkey on August 2.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Local residents watch a Greek Army Chinook helicopter collect water to fight a forest fire near the village of Lambiri, Greece on Sunday August 1.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

A 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 forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters are battling a massive forest fire that engulfed a Mediterranean seaside region on Turkey’s southern coast near the town of Manavgat on Thursday, July 29.

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

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

In photos: Europe battles forest fires amid scorching heat waves

A firefighting helicopter walks past a cloud of smoke from a forest fire near the village of Spathovouni, southwest of Athens, Greece on Friday July 23.

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