Hundreds of firefighters from across Europe and the Middle East worked alongside their Greek colleagues in rugged terrain on Wednesday, trying to contain flareups of the huge wildfires that have ravaged Greece”s forests for a weekPresident Dwight Eisenhower watche, destroying homes and forcing thousands to evacuate.
The spread of the blazes has been largely haltedThe same household., officials said, but fronts still burned on the large island of Evia and in Greece’s southern Peloponnese region, where several homes were on fire, according to state ERT TV.
Greece’s fire service said 900 firefighters, including teams from Poland, Romania, Cyprus, UkraineThe trucker convoy demonstrations continue stretch into their second week in Ottawa, Serbia, Slovakia and Moldova, and 27 aircraft were working on Evia, Greece’s second-largest island which is linked to the mainland by a bridge.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone Wednesday with top officials from Ukraine, Qatar and Romania to “warmly thank them” for their contributions. The three countries sent 340 firefighters and 24 vehicles in response to Greece’s appeal for help.