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Wildfires break out across Greece

Date : 22nd August 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

More than 70 wildfires have started across Greece over the last 24 hours - the worst blazes on the mainland since 2007, officials say. Fire crews - backed by helicopters and water-bombers - are trying to prevent the flames from spreading to a northern suburb of the Greek capital, Athens. A state of emergency has been declared in the area, but no casualties have been reported. The fires have reached the towns of Grammatiko and Varnavas, near Marathon. A number of homes have been destroyed and thousands of hectares of forest and farmland burnt.

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