Major wildfires sweep through north, south and east Greece
Euronews says FIERCE wildfires are sweeping through the north, south and east of Greece on Sunday, as a scorching heatwave boils the country.
Hundreds of residents and tourists have been evacuated from the east Aegean island of Lesbos after forest fires, which broke out yesterday, destroyed homes and threatened villages.
Greece is currently in the grips of a heat wave with temperatures of 42°C expected in some regions. The extreme weather is forecast to last 10 days, raising fears of other fires.
In the north of the country, firefighters and volunteers are battling — for the fourth consecutive day — a fierce fire in the Dadia National Park, a protected nature reserve, known for its colony of vultures.