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Fire Reaches Athens Suburb

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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:38 AM
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On 08/23/2009 :

Sky News


As the fires raged for a third day, a state of emergency was declared in greater Athens and low-flying planes could be seen dropping water on burning houses. "The situation is tragic. Fires are out of control on many fronts," local governor Yiannis Sgouros said.


A scaring video of fire raging in the midst of the town ...



beautiful (an scaring) images of planes fighting against fire over the site of Marathon ...

FireFighters

Fires are out of control.
Who knows where this will end if the wind doesn't calm down !




posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:56 AM
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reply to post by orkson
 


holy crap that touched home
I lived in Papagos in the 80's
sad to see the old hood burning



[edit on 23-8-2009 by warrenb]



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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Is Greece prone to wildfires due to the geography/environment? All it takes is one flicked cigarette into a patch of scrub as we saw here on Long Island with the LI Central Pine Barrens "Sunrise Wildfire" in 1995 ... we needed fire trucks from as far away as New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties, and New Jersey before they could put out the fire.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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it's very dry and most of the trees are pine trees which catch fire easily in the dry hot weather
recipe for disaster



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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Fire in the background of the Parthenon in Athens



[edit on 23/8/2009 by orkson]

Edit for source :
Le Monde - AFP


[edit on 23/8/2009 by orkson]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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Splendid shots in Athen's fire.



Athens in fire



[edit on 24/8/2009 by orkson]




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