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Greece: More Than a Quarter of a Million Stremmas Burnt in Attica

ATHENS — Fires that broke out in Attica and Evia island this week have burned more than a quarter of a million stremmas, the National Observatory of Athens' center Beyond said on Saturday.

Some 76,150 stremmas (7,615 hectares) have been burnt so far in northern Attica.

At Evia island the surface area of burnt land is measured at 197,940 stremmas (19,794 hectares).

These figures concern only the fires in Attica and Evia, but dozens of large fires have affected several areas across the country. Updated figures for the total surface area affected by fires in Greece are expected soon.

Wildfires rampaged through massive swathes of Greece s last remaining forests for yet another day Saturday, encroaching on inhabited areas and burning scores of homes, businesses and farmland.

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