Photographer: Nikos Pilos
Forest fires in Greece
Fires devastated the southern regions of Greece, causing many victims and causing huge damage. Europe reacted promptly to the call for aid from Greece. Fire-fighting aircraft were dispatched to Greece, from France (4), Italy (1) and Spain (2). Specialised helicopters were also made available by Norway (1), Germany (3) and the Netherlands (2). In total, 13 aircraft contributed to the fire-fighting deployed by Greece in unfavourable atmospheric conditions.
House burned down near to the village of Smerna
A burned down house
General view of burned down houses in the village of Hrisohori
Burned down forest
French firefighters transferring their equipment before the operation.
View of a burned down forest near the village of Xirohori
The firefighters taking a brief break before going back to work
The team of French firefighters ready to get to work
A French firefighter in the middle of a night operation
A young female Cypriot firefighter putting out the remaining flames after a helicopter ...
French firefighters transferring their equipment before the operation
Firefighters en route