Hundreds evacuated as fires rage in Greek Island of Evia

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    Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from villages in the Greek Island of Evia as fires rage through a dense forest.

    According to the BBC, they broke out early yesterday morning and authorities are fighting to keep the flames under control.

    Acting regional governor Kostas Bakoyannis told AFP, “It’s a huge ecological disaster”.

    Reports indicate that over 200 firefighters are on site battling the blaze along with 75 fire engines, nine helicopters and seven planes.