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I saw the pictures everywhere... all over Europe.. so it is nice to know that there is some level of euroean news...

I have been wonderign what are the effects of agricultural practices.... most of the fires originate from burning agricultural waste on the spot ... the fire is easily spread if it is not done proeprly.. in Spain is forbidden by law certian months but still done sometimes. what about Greece?

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by kcurie on Wed Sep 5th, 2007 at 05:54:41 AM EST
Agricultural practices certainly contribute, but weren't the main factors this year. Generally villagers know that it is stupid to burn waste or grass outdoors (especially with strong winds and a heat wave!) Yet of course it is common enough that there are public messages on TV warning about "burning dry leaves in the open". Some of the fires were started by shepherds trying to "clear" land for grazing.

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by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2007 at 09:13:26 PM EST
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