2021 Greece wildfires

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The fires seen on 5 August

The 2021 Greece wildfires were wildfires in Greece from 3 August - 3 September 2021, which killed 2 people.[1] They injured at least 20 others and burned many homes. This happened after a historical heatwave for the country with the highest temperatures reaching 47.1 °C (116.8 °F).

The largest wildfires were in Attica, Olympia, Messenia, and the most destructive in northern Euboea.[2][3]

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  1. "Φωτιά στη Φωκίδα: Μπουλντόζα έπεσε σε γκρεμό - Νεκρός ο χειριστής". CNN.gr (in Greek). 9 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. Kitsantonis, Niki; Specia, Megan (5 August 2021). "In Photos: Fires Ravage Southern Europe". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. "Forest fire in Greece threatens Olympics birthplace". Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.