26 Jul 2023

European heatwave sees thousands fleeing from wildfires

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 26 July 2023

In Greece wildfires have been burning in Rhodes for six days now and tens of thousands of people have fled villages and resorts on the Greek island.

New blazes have begun in Evia and Corfu as well and more than 3,000 people have been evacuated.

There have been no casualties directly as a result of the fire, but two pilots have died fighting it.

The Guardian's Greek writer Helena Smith spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.