Fires Rampage Through Forests in Greece; Thousands Evacuated
One volunteer firefighter has died and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals.
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THRAKOMAKEDONES, Greece (AP) — Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue. One volunteer firefighter has died and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals. Dozens of fires were burning across the country Saturday, blazes that one official described as “a biblical catastrophe.” Scores of homes, businesses and…