ATHENS – A wildfire that began in mountainous forests on the Greek island of Lesbos close to Turkey on Saturday burned properties on the seashore resort of Vatera as extra plane joined firefighting efforts.
Authorities earlier ordered the evacuation of the Aegean sea resort because the wildfire approached dangerously shut, fanned by sturdy winds.
Thick billowing smoke may very well be seen within the space. One fleeing resident advised state TV ERT that her dwelling was on fireplace.
“We’re battling to avoid wasting houses,” Taxiarchis Verros, mayor of western Lesbos, advised the broadcaster.
Vatera, an 8 km (5 miles) lengthy sandy seashore within the southern a part of Lesbos, is a well-liked vacationer spot….
Carry on studying: Wildfire burns coastal homes in Greek island Lesbos, beach resort evacuated