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New evacuations ordered in Greece as high winds and heat fuel wildfires

A weeklong wildfire on the Greek island of Rhodes tore past defenses Monday, forcing more evacuations, as three major fires raged elsewhere in the country fueled by strong winds and successive heat waves.
The latest evacuations were ordered in south Rhodes after 19,000 people, mostly tourists, were moved in buses and boats over the weekend out of the path of the fire that reached several coastal areas from nearby mountains.
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  • bonke reinhard

    48 w

    So sad fire has lead to so many losses something argent should be done

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    • Grace Njeri

      48 w

      There is so much to be done now.

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      • rosebellendiritu

        48 w

        There is need for urgent response because it is getting out of hand now.

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        • winnie nguru

          48 w

          These fires have brought about havoc since they began. So much has been lost. I hope something will be done about them

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          • Rashid Kamau

            48 w

            Without action that matches the scale of the challenge, fires will grow ever more devastating.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              48 w

              @rashid_kamau That's true and it will get even worse if no actions are taken

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