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Residents of burnt homes in Greece criticize authorities

People left homeless after the wildfires near Athens blame the government for the scale of damage. But authorities point to indications of arson and say the situation was made worse by people building illegally in dangerous areas.

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1 Aug 2021
Strong winds are hampering firefighters' efforts. Alerts have been sent to residents warning them to "be ready to follow instructions."
4 Aug 2021
As the southern European nation battles hundreds of wildfires, Prime Minister Mitsotakis has warned that the country is facing its worst heat wave for 30 years. Extreme weather in 1987 claimed more than 1,500 lives.
3 Aug 2021
Tourist attractions close in Athens as temperatures soar during one of the worst heatwaves the country has seen in decades. The intense heat has led to deadly wildfires in the region, with nearby Turkey suffering its worst fires in at least a decade.
8 Aug 2021
Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out late on Tuesday as strong winds and blistering heat continue to complicate the efforts of rescue crews.
8 Aug 2021
Flames and smoke rise above a forest in the Athens suburb of Varympompi as a fire broke out, cutting a section of the main motorway linking Athens to northern and southern Greece, as the nation reels under a severe heatwave.
6 Aug 2021
People are fleeing their homes north of Athens as fires rage for a fourth day in a row. California has lost an entire town while Brazil is bracing itself for another catastrophic fire season. Follow DW for more.
11 Aug 2021
Blazes have destroyed forests in Greece and left families homeless, but the outlook is more mixed in Turkey due to rain in hard-hit areas. Follow DW for the latest.
10 Aug 2021
Fire continues to rage on the outskirts of Athens as thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated. At least 1,450 Greek firefighters along with 15 aircraft are battling the infernos. The blazes in Greece are set to continue, with strong winds and temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius (100°F) forecast in some regions making it difficult to contain the fires.
13 Aug 2021
As wildfires on Greece's Evia island continued to rage, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised compensation amid criticism of the state's handling of the disaster.
13 Aug 2021
A new fire broke out on the island of Evia, just hours after officials said the blazes were now under control. Public anger has been growing at the government's response.
22 Aug 2021
After the devastating fires that have ravaged Greece's second-largest island, many of its residents are angry with their government. They believe the disaster could have been prevented.
19 Aug 2021
Officials in Spain said that, while wildfires could now be under control, the possibility of another flare-up was high as forests are very dry. In Greece, two new blazes were being tackled.