Greek firefighters still battling to contain wildfire – MalaysiaCapture

Greek firefighters still battling to contain wildfire

People wait to be evacuated from the Psachna village during a forest fire near the village of Makrimalli on the island of Evia, northeast of Athens, yesterday. – AFP pic, August 14, 2019.

FIREFIGHTERS on the Greek island of Evia were still today battling to contain a fire that has caused massive damage to a pristine mountain wildlife habitat after threatening four communities.

“It’s a huge ecological disaster in a unique, untouched pine forest,” said acting regional governor Costas Bakoyannis.

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