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Wildfires Force Evacuations North Of Athens

July 20 2022


A wildfire in the mountains north of Athens has forced hundreds of people to evacuate, reports Reuters.

On Wednesday, up to 500 firefighters, 120 fire engines and 15 water-carrying aircraft battled the blaze, fueled by gale-force winds on Mount Penteli, about 16 miles (27 km) north of the Greek capital. The fire broke out on Tuesday and continued to burn on several fronts.

France, Italy, Portugal and Spain are also experiencing major forest fires amid record-breaking temperatures....

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