People board a ferry during evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021. Picture taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

Harrowing Video Shows Residents Fleeing Burning Greek Island by Ferry

Mike Schuler
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August 9, 2021

Residents on the Greek Island of Evia were forced to flee over the weekend as wildfires raged unabated.

Harrowing video shows residents being evacuated by a ferry as flames could be seen overtaking the hillside, turning the sky a bright orange hue.

Wildfires have burned across Greece for the past week fueled by dry conditions and one of the country’s worst heatwave in three decades.

Evia, Greece’s second-largest island, has been one of the hardest-hit places and thousands of people have had to be evacuated by ferry, as can be seen in the below video released by MarineTraffic.com.

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