Greece declared a state of emergency Thursday Aug 25, 2011 as fires became uncontrollable. High winds are fanning the wildfires and hampering operations to extinguish the blaze on many fronts in the Evros region, NE Greece. Fire-fighting aircraft from France and Spain are being sent to help after the Athens government asked for assistance from the European Union. Many people were evacuated as the fire swept through the forested rural area. Otherwise, a natural reserve known for its bio-diversity, the Dadia National Forest Park, is at risk.
P03 - Damage assessment map - Detail
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