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Firefighter desperately tries to contain raging wildfire engulfing Greek city

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A FIREFIGHTER with a hose desperately tries to contain a raging wildfire.

The giant blaze engulfed an industrial zone in the city of Volos in central Greece as infernos spread across the country.

A firefighter with a hose desperately tries to contain a wildfire

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A firefighter with a hose desperately tries to contain a wildfireCredit: Reuters
Aerial pictures show the blackened coastline of Gennadi, Rhodes which has been ravaged by two weeks of burning

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Aerial pictures show the blackened coastline of Gennadi, Rhodes which has been ravaged by two weeks of burningCredit: Getty

Many fires were finally dying down yesterday, leaving scorched towns and villages.

Aerial pictures show the blackened coastline of Gennadi, Rhodes which has been ravaged by two weeks of burning.

Rhodes and Corfu have been severely impacted by fires.

In Rhodes, at least 19,000 locals and tourists were rescued from the wildfires, which began after Greece was hit by an extended spell of extreme heat.

A look at the locations of the wildfires in Rhodes and Corfu
Rhodes declares 'state of emergency' over wildfires as Greece sounds alarm

Over the weekend of July 22 and 23, British Embassy officials in Athens urged Brits to leave Rhodes, forcing major UK airlines Jet2, TUI and Thomas Cook to cancel flights to the location.

Fleeing tourists were seen carrying their belongings and children as they tried to find safety, while many found temporary refuge on the beach as they waited to be transported to safety by boats.


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