Wildfire Towers Over Limni, Greece, Ahead of Mass Evacuation

A wildfire burned on a hill overlooking Limni, a village on the Greek island of Evia, on Friday, August 6, as residents and vacationers prepared to evacuate through the harbor. All other escape routes had been cut off as dozens of wildfires spread and changed direction on Friday, local media reported. Subsequent footage shows people being evacuated by ferry from Limni. In a statement on August 7, the Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, said: “The risk of fire throughout the territory is still very high today and we continue the fight unabated, with our only concern being the protection of human life.” Credit: Stavros Demirtzoglou via Storyful

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