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What a tragedy. I feel for the Greeks; it must be devastating to see one's universe burn to the ground.

To put these fires in perspective here is a satellite image analysis of fire recurrence in Europe. "Greece has experienced more wildfire activity this August than other European countries have over the last decade, according to data from ESA satellites."

One more image of the extent of the burnt area in Southern Greece

by Fete des fous on Wed Sep 5th, 2007 at 05:19:57 PM EST

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