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Greece: Firefighters battle huge wildfires on island of Zakynthos02:02

Greece: Firefighters battle huge wildfires on island of Zakynthos

Greece, Zakynthos
August 14, 2017 at 11:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

The island of Zakynthos was ravaged by wildfires for a fourth consecutive day, Monday, as flames reportedly spread to the areas of Galaros, Aghios Leo and Agios Nikolaos Volimes.

Local authorities have evacuated the residents of nearby homes and luxury villas, with the fires reportedly fast approaching inhabited areas. Firefighters and helicopters rushed to the sites of the wildfires in an attempt of tame the blaze.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency on Zakynthos. Arson is suspected as a prime cause of the fires.

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The island of Zakynthos was ravaged by wildfires for a fourth consecutive day, Monday, as flames reportedly spread to the areas of Galaros, Aghios Leo and Agios Nikolaos Volimes.

Local authorities have evacuated the residents of nearby homes and luxury villas, with the fires reportedly fast approaching inhabited areas. Firefighters and helicopters rushed to the sites of the wildfires in an attempt of tame the blaze.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency on Zakynthos. Arson is suspected as a prime cause of the fires.

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