Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires burned uncontrolled for a sixth day on Sunday, and ferries were on standby for more evacuations after taking many to safety by sea.
The blaze on Evia, a large island east of the capital, quickly burgeoned into several fronts, ripping through thousands of hectares of forest across its northern part and forcing the evacuation of dozens of villages.
“I feel angry. I lost my home… nothing will be the same the next day,” said one resident after boarding a rescue ferry at Psaropouli.
“It’s a disaster. It’s huge. Our villages are destroyed, there is nothing left from our homes,” she said.