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Greece has faced wildfires likened to `hell` in recent weeks after suffering its worst heatwave in decades.

In the photo is a Greek helping firefighters put out a fire approaching the village of Pefki on the island of Evia.

Greece has faced wildfires likened to `hell` in recent weeks after suffering its worst heatwave in decades.

In the photo is a Greek helping firefighters put out a fire approaching the village of Pefki on the island of Evia.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Fires in Evia, Greece’s second largest island and located east of the capital Athens, burned thousands of hectares of forest and destroyed many houses.

Local people look at the fire approaching the village of Gouves on the island of Evia on August 8.

Fires in Evia, Greece’s second largest island and located east of the capital Athens, burned thousands of hectares of forest and destroyed many houses.

Local people look at the fire approaching the village of Gouves on the island of Evia on August 8.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Forest fires broke out in Greece, leaving two people dead and dozens hospitalized.

Satellite images on August 8 showed that forest fires devastated large areas of Evia island and continued to spread.

Forest fires broke out in Greece, leaving two people dead and dozens hospitalized.

Satellite images on August 8 showed that forest fires devastated large areas of Evia island and continued to spread.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Greece sent ferries and navy ships to evacuate people from areas affected by forest fires on Evia island.

Locals fight a forest fire in the village of Gouves on the island of Evia.

Greece sent ferries and navy ships to evacuate people from areas affected by forest fires on Evia island.

Locals fight a forest fire in the village of Gouves on the island of Evia.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Locals used tree branches to hit the ground to prevent the fire from spreading on Evia island.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

A local man tried to put out the fire that spread to the village of Peyki on the island of Evia.

A local man tried to put out the fire that spread to the village of Peyki on the island of Evia.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

A man clasped his hands behind his head and stood looking at the giant fire approaching the village of Pefki.

A man clasped his hands behind his head and stood looking at the giant fire approaching the village of Pefki.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

A man throws a bucket of water to put out a fire in the village of Gouves.

A man throws a bucket of water to put out a fire in the village of Gouves.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Firefighters and local residents came to put out a fire at a house in Pefki village after a forest fire spread.

Firefighters and local residents came to put out a fire at a house in Pefki village after a forest fire spread.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

Local people sleep on sun loungers at the beach on Evia island after evacuating the village of Pefki.

Local people sleep on sun loungers at the beach on Evia island after evacuating the village of Pefki.

Wildfire like hellfire in Greece

People from the northern villages of Evia island took refuge on a ship.

People from the northern villages of Evia island took refuge on a ship.

Photo: AFP, AP, Anadolu

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