Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Wildfires are Still Raging Across Greece
The fires are still out of control. At the moment, there is no threat to the villages, but the direction of the wind is impossible to predict. On Monday, terrified residents in Frixa in the western Peloponnese were airlifted to safety by helicopters after being cut off by fire and thick black smoke. Isolated villages have been cut off in the region, sparking fears that the death toll could rise further. The government declared a state of emergency over the weekend as new fires, fanned by hot, gusting winds, continued to break out around Greece.