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Summer Blazes

  • July 27th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

greek-fire.jpgWildfires have returned to Southern Europe, with emergency crews battling large blazes in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, many of them on Mediterranean Islands.

The death toll from the fires had reached seven on the weekend (25.7.09), and police in France and Italy had made several arrests of suspected arsonists.

In scenes reminiscent of fire crises during 2007, thousands of Summer campers made their way to safety along beaches, to wait out wild fires going through their areas — or they were evacuated, sometimes by helicopter.

Picture: Fires in Greece, 2007; see EUAustralia (8.1.08).