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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast. Some jumped into boats, while others jumped into the water.

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The fire broke out on Freiday afternoon on the low vegetation area of Agia Maria.

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As there are no fire brigades it was difficult to extinguish the fire.  The fire survived also Saturday and threatened homes in the two above mentioned settlements. three buildings and a house fell victim to the wild fire.

“It was the worst fire ever on the island,” some redients said.

Meanwhile the fire is under control.

 

 

 

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