Firefighters continue to battle wildfires throughout southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean as a heat wave fuels the flames.
Photos show burned out locations in Catania, Sicily, several locations in Turkey, eastern North Macedonia, and near Patras and Athens, Greece.
Thousands evacuated their homes north of Athens on Tuesday as a wildfire creeped closer to residential areas. Temperatures reached 107.6 Fahrenheit in the Greek capital on Tuesday, forcing the closure of the Acropolis during the afternoon, according to the Washington Post.
In Turkey, firefighters battled blazes for the seventh day in a row. At least eight people have been killed in Turkey’s wildfires, the Associated Press reported. The country is currently dealing with 11 separate fires throughout six provinces.
Officials in Turkey said that more than 150 fires across 30 provinces have been put out since Wednesday. The fires burned entire villages, killed livestock, incinerated olive groves and forests and threatened vacation resort locations throughout the country.
The Guardian reported that more than 800 fire flareups were reported over the weekend in Italy, mostly in the south. Italy’s national fire service tweeted that they responded to 250 incidents in Sicily, 130 in Puglia and Calabria, 90 in Lazio and 70 in Campania in recent days.
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