Fires in Greece: the country still in flames

Fires have been raging for more than 48 hours in a region located in the east of Greece. A journalist is live on television when, suddenly, an explosion is heard. This is an arms depot and of air force munitions that just exploded. The explosion can be heard for miles, and a new blaze makes the situation all the more uncontrollable.

Farmers stay in the middle of the furnace

In a plain, seven planes and three helicopters are mobilized to try to control the fires, pour tons of water on the buildings which ignite one after the other. Despite evacuation orders, farmers prefer to stay in the middle of the furnace to try to clear brush and thus slow the advance of the flames. On the evening of Wednesday July 26, a line of Crete incandescent almost encircled a Greek city, and escaping becomes more than perilous. Greece has been in flames for almost 15 days. Nearly 35,000 hectares burned in one week.

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