Greece battles fierce wildfires amid heatwave, as experts warn worst yet to come


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Greece battles fierce wildfires amid heatwave, as experts warn worst yet to come
Temperatures set to rise to 107 degrees during 10-day period; fires rage throughout country, including in Lesbos; more than 1,000 acres of woodland burned in one blaze

ATHENS — Greece on Sunday battled three major wildfires across the country which forced hundreds to evacuate, as soaring temperatures raised fears of further blazes. The country is in the grip of a heatwave that began on Saturday and is expected to last 10 days. Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) in some regions. Experts blame climate change for the soaring temperatures and warned that the worst is yet to come.

Fires raged in the north, east and south of Greece, including on the island of Lesbos. Officials ordered the evacuation of around 200 people on Sunday afternoon from the Vryssa village on Lesbos as flames crept closer, some 500 meters (1,600 feet) from houses, the deputy mayor of western Lesbos told Skai radio.



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Heat alone doesn't cause wildfires to spontaneously erupt. Dried out conditions do make it frightfully easy for one to ignite but the media is using these fires to scare people about heatwaves and this fake climate change. The fire in England that was pushed as proof for climate change was shown to be artificially started, if not outright arson. The whole media complex needs their own "great reset". Using peoples' tragedies and the loss of their homes to scare the whole world on a false narrative to get more money and power for themselves is despicable. Having gone through my own wildfire experience I know it's something you never forget.