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AKROTIRI, Crete, Greece (July 23, 2008) Georgios Sgouromalis, a Navy civilian firefighter, fights a brush fire near the Chania International Airport. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay responded to a request for assistance from local authorities and dispatched 21 firefighters and five emergency vehicles to the scene, along with two Seabees and other personnel for ground support and liaison. (U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley/Released)

Europe’s record-hot summer of 2018 has caused many problems, including wildfires. Greece has been hardest hit by out-of-control blazes. One wildfire on the nation’s Attica Peninsula torched the resort town of Mati and led to dozens of deaths. People were forced to seek refuge in the sea, waiting in the waves as flames burned the coastline. Following the wildfire, Greek emergency response officials have been fired for failing to keep people safe.

Learn more about the fallout following Greek wildfires.

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