by Markus Stolz

The northern suburbs of Athens are on fire. We are moving towards the end of the summer season and after three months of high temperatures and little rain the stage has been set for a drama. Yesterday morning the wind started picking up, and has since steadily increased. Today it blows hard with a speed of about 50 km/h. I became aware of the wildfires yesterday morning. When I got up, the large cloud of smoke already blocked the sun out. At that point I had no idea what was yet to come. I am no expert on wildfires, nor am I a journalist, so I can only relay my own experience. Around midday, it became clear that the situation was extremely dangerous. The ...

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