When will Britain send help to Greece?

August 26, 2007 at 5:35 pm | Posted in forest fires, Greece, Mayday!, Videos, wildfires, YouTube | 1 Comment

The fire situation in Greece is dreadful. Other countries are already helping … I hope the UK has sent teams to fight the fires too.

Helpers fly in from across Europe as forest blazes threaten historic sites

  • Prime minister admits local forces cannot cope

Helena Smith in Mytilini
Monday August 27, 2007
The Guardian

Firefighters and planes from across Europe, backed by soldiers, police, officials and hundreds of thousands of volunteers joined the fight yesterday against forest fires that have brought unprecedented death and destruction across Greece over the course of 48 hours. Italy, France, Germany, Norway and Spain despatched aircraft and commandos to a nation that by last night appeared increasingly unable to combat blazes that have claimed at least 57 lives, consumed vast tracts of land and forced thousands from their homes.
Read the full story …

inel saw this these two videos on the BBC News website and thought you should see it.

** Greece fires threaten Olympia **
Fire crews from Cyprus and France have been drafted in to help contain huge blazes in Greece.
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_6960000/newsid_6965000?redirect=6965010.stm&news=1&bbwm=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&nbram=1&asb=1 >

** Reward to find Greek arsonists **
A million euros is being offered as a reward to help catch those who started Greece’s forest fires.
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_6960000/newsid_6965100?redirect=6965127.stm&news=1&bbwm=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&nbram=1&asb=1 >

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  1. we all holiday in greece or other islands,it about time this country started to urgently send help.
    This Country (uk)must help urgently.


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