Wildfire Threatens Athens Itself

Athens at risk as Greece wildfires rage out of control – 150 fires devastate nation | World | News

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2021-08-08 05:47:00



Two people have already been killed, including a 38-year-old volunteer firefighter, and president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Konstantinos Michalos. A further 20 people have been injured.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the fires showed “the reality of climate change“, and huge clouds of smoke and ash near the capital has meant many are urged to leave the area and seek safety elsewhere.

About 20 water-bombing aircrafts and hundreds of firefighters are being used to tend to the…


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