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Horrific visuals of wildfires surface, blaze ravages Greek island 'like a horror movie'

The flames engulfed homes in five villages but the full extent of the damage was not immediately known.

Firefighting airplane makes a water drop

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Firefighting airplane makes a water drop

A firefighting airplane makes a water drop as a wildfire burns near the village of Ellinika, on the island of Evia, Greece. The flames engulfed homes in five villages but the full extent of the damage was not immediately known.

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Local stands at his balcony looking at the losses

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Local stands at his balcony looking at the losses

A local stands at his balcony, as a wildfire burns near the village of Vasilika. Wildfires have broken out in many parts of the country during a week-long heatwave, Greece’s worst in three decades, with searing temperatures and hot winds creating tinder-box conditions.

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Firefighter tries to extinguish a wildfire

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Firefighter tries to extinguish a wildfire

A firefighter tries to extinguish a wildfire burning near the village. Across the country, forest land has burned and dozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed.

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Local try to help each other

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Local try to help each other

Local try to help each other in these challenging times. Since Tuesday, the coastguard has evacuated more than 2,000 people, including many elderly residents, from different parts of Evia, which is linked to the mainland by bridge, in dramatic sea rescues as the night sky turned an apocalyptic red.

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Hundreds of houses were destroyed by deadly flames

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Hundreds of houses were destroyed by deadly flames

Flames rise near houses as a wildfire burns in the village of Gouves. Greece has deployed the army to help battle the fires and several countries including France, Egypt, Switzerland and Spain have also sent help including firefighting aircraft.

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Over 570 firefighters deployed

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Over 570 firefighters deployed

More than 570 firefighters are battling the blaze in Evia, where two active fronts were burning in the north and south of the island. Greece`s deputy civil protection minister, Nikos Hardalias, said emergency crews were undertaking "superhuman efforts" against multiple fronts.

(Credits: Reuters)

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