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Athens wildfires continues to burn for second day, forcing more evacuations

Published on Aug 23, 2023 02:14 PM IST
  • The ongoing Greek capital wildfire is expected to worsen on Wednesday due to stronger winds, prompting authorities to evacuate surrounding areas.
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The wildfire that started near the Greek capital earlier this week continues to rage on, and it is predicted to expand even more on Wednesday due to stronger winds. Greek authorities have ordered the evacuation of several areas around the blaze.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2023 02:14 PM IST

The wildfire that started near the Greek capital earlier this week continues to rage on, and it is predicted to expand even more on Wednesday due to stronger winds. Greek authorities have ordered the evacuation of several areas around the blaze.(AFP)

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On Wednesday morning more than 200 firefighters, seven planes and eight helicopters were working to contain the conflagration, while many residents are choosing to stay in the area to protect their homes. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2023 02:14 PM IST

On Wednesday morning more than 200 firefighters, seven planes and eight helicopters were working to contain the conflagration, while many residents are choosing to stay in the area to protect their homes. (AFP)

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"We kept the fire away from homes," Stathis Topalidis, deputy mayor of Menidi, told state broadcaster ERT on Wednesday. "Unfortunately the wind isn't helping at all," he added. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"We kept the fire away from homes," Stathis Topalidis, deputy mayor of Menidi, told state broadcaster ERT on Wednesday. "Unfortunately the wind isn't helping at all," he added. (AFP)

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A forest burns behind the Parthenon ancient temple on top of the Acropolis hill as wildfire rages on the outskirts of Athens on August 22.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A forest burns behind the Parthenon ancient temple on top of the Acropolis hill as wildfire rages on the outskirts of Athens on August 22.(AFP)

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Many residents are choosing to stay in the area to protect their homes. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Many residents are choosing to stay in the area to protect their homes. (AFP)

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The fire that broke out in Fili yesterday has advanced southward through the night, engulfing both properties and a forest on one of Athens' remaining green mountains. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The fire that broke out in Fili yesterday has advanced southward through the night, engulfing both properties and a forest on one of Athens' remaining green mountains. (AFP)

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Situated in the foothills, the small town of Fili is positioned approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) to the northwest of the capital. Despite this distance, smoke emanating from the ongoing fire has traveled to central Athens, resulting in uncomfortable breathing conditions even within enclosed areas. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2023 02:14 PM IST

Situated in the foothills, the small town of Fili is positioned approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) to the northwest of the capital. Despite this distance, smoke emanating from the ongoing fire has traveled to central Athens, resulting in uncomfortable breathing conditions even within enclosed areas. (REUTERS)

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As Wednesday dawns, numerous regions, including those near Athens and Alexandroupolis where fires are already active, remain on high alert for potential wildfires. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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As Wednesday dawns, numerous regions, including those near Athens and Alexandroupolis where fires are already active, remain on high alert for potential wildfires. (REUTERS)

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The temperature is expected to rise to just under 40C, while winds will remain strong fueling the blazes.   (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2023 02:14 PM IST

The temperature is expected to rise to just under 40C, while winds will remain strong fueling the blazes.   (AFP)

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