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Massive forest fire in Greece still burning for 7th day – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

ELENA BECATOROS, Associated PressAug. 9, 2021Up So far: Aug. 9, 2021 3:48 a.m.
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Aug. 9, 2021Up So far: Aug. 9, 2021 3:48 a.m.


1of29Flames burn a house at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

2of29Hearth burns timber shut to a seashore at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

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4of29People collect on the seashore as a ferry is docked for the evacuation all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours extra pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

5of29A firefighter operates in Asmini village on Eby way of island, about 193 kilometers (120 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash turned the sky orange and blocked out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island Sunday as a days-previous wildfire devoured pristine forests and encroached on villages, triggering extra evacuation alerts.Michael Varaklas/AP

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7of29A woman lays in a docked ferry all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. The hearth in Eby way of, Greece’s second-hugest island, started Aug. 3 and has reduce throughout The favored summer time vacation spot from coast to coast As a Outcome of it burned Uncontrolled.Michael Varaklas/AP

8of29A particular person sleeps as a woman speaks on her cellphone in a docked ferry all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. The hearth in Eby way of, Greece’s second-hugest island, started Aug. 3 and has reduce throughout The favored summer time vacation spot from coast to coast As a Outcome of it burned Uncontrolled.Michael Varaklas/AP

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10of29People collect on the seashore all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours extra pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

11of29A woman carries a mattress in a docked ferry all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours extra pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Michael Varaklas/AP

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13of29An aged woman assisted by paramedics, disembarks from a ferry which accommodated people, all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Hearthfighters and residents battled An monumental forest fire on Greece’s second hugest island for a seventh day Monday, stopping To save tons of what They will from flames Which have decimated large tracts of pristine forest, destroyed houses and companies and despatched hundreds fleeing.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

14of29An helicopter flies over a ferry which accommodated people, all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Hearthfighters and residents battled An monumental forest fire on Greece’s second hugest island for a seventh day Monday, stopping To save tons of what They will from flames Which have decimated large tracts of pristine forest, destroyed houses and companies and despatched hundreds fleeing.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

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16of29On this satellite tv for pc picture provided by Maxar Utilized sciences wildfires burn north of Athens, Greece on the island of Eby way of, the place A pair of of In all probability the most damaging and lively fires proceed to burn, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash turned the sky orange and blocked out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island Sunday as a days-previous wildfire devoured pristine forests and encroached on villages, triggering extra evacuation alerts. (Satellite picture ©2021 Maxar Utilized sciences by way of AP)Satellite picture ©2021 Maxar Utilized sciences/AP

17of29On this satellite tv for pc picture provided by Maxar Utilized sciences wildfires burn north of Athens, Greece on the island of Eby way of, the place A pair of of In all probability the most damaging and lively fires proceed to burn, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash turned the sky orange and blocked out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island Sunday as a days-previous wildfire devoured pristine forests and encroached on villages, triggering extra evacuation alerts. (Satellite picture ©2021 Maxar Utilized sciences by way of AP)Satellite picture ©2021 Maxar Utilized sciences/AP

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19of29Individuals with their pets collect on the seashore all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours extra pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

20of29A firefighter operates in Asmini village on Eby way of island, about 193 kilometers (120 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash turned the sky orange and blocked out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island Sunday as a days-previous wildfire devoured pristine forests and encroached on villages, triggering extra evacuation alerts.Michael Varaklas/AP

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22of29People Try and extinguish the flames all by way of a wildfire at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

23of29Wildfire approaching a house, burns timber at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

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25of29Hearth burns timber shut to a seashore at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

26of29A particular person rides his motorcycle as a wildfire approaching at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

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28of29Hearth burns timber shut to a seashore at Pefki village on Eby way of island, about 189 kilometers (118 miles) north of Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the pscorchingo voltaic above Greece’s second-hugest island as a days-previous wildfire devours pristine forests and triggers extra evacuation alerts.Petros Karadvertjias/AP

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hearthfighters and residents battled An monumental forest fire on Greece’s second hugest island for a seventh day Monday, stopping To save tons of what They will from flames Which have decimated large tracts of pristine forest, destroyed houses and companies and despatched hundreds fleeing.

The smoke and ash from the fire on Eby way of, a rugged island of forests and coves virtually touching the Greek mainland, blocked out the pscorchingo voltaic, turning the sky orange As a Outcome of the blaze rampaged throughout the northern An factor of the island.

Eby way of’s fire Might be the most extreme of dozens Which have damaged out throughout Greece Prior to now week, after the relyry was baked by its worst warmth wave in three decadvertes which despatched temperatures hovering to 45 levels Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) for days. The warmth, coming amid what has alreadverty been A very scorching summer time, has turned Greece’s forests, collectively with huge areas of simply flammable pine timber, into bone-dry tinderboxes.

Completely different huge fires have been burning forests and farmland Inside the southern Greek area of the Peloponnese, the placeas A critical blaze that burned by way of houses, companies and forests on the northern fringes of Athens was on the wane.

The wildfires have stretched Greece’s firestopping capabilities to the restrict, and The federal authorities has appealed for assist from abroadvert. Greater than 20 relyries in Europe and the Mideast have responded, sending planes, helicopters, automobiles and manpower.