Today, Tuesday, the European Commission spokesman announced that Greece is witnessing “the largest forest fire ever recorded in the Union.”
European Union,” which is getting more intense, indicating that the member states of the bloc are currently mobilizing about half of their joint air fleet to confront fires.
According to media reports, 11 planes and helicopters from the European fleet have been dispatched to help Greece fight the fire raging in the Dadia National Reserve, north of Alexandroupoli, along with 407 firefighters.
The Greek fire service said that “the fire is still out of control” in the reserve, which is a haven for rare species of birds of prey, and is raging across a front stretching about 10 km.
Greece has seen several fires this summer, which the government attributes to climate change.