Wildfires sweep Greece

Update (8/10/18)

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 7/3/18 8:39 UTC.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 7/3/18 8:39 UTC.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/8/18 8:39 UTC.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, 8/8/18 8:39 UTC.

New images show the extent of the blaze through Mati, Greece and surrounding vegetation.

Original story (7/25/18)

 

July 22, 2016 (green indicates vegetation)

July 25, 2018 (green indicates vegetation)

At least 81 people have died in wildfires in Greece. Fires sprung to life Monday throughout the Attica region, which includes Athens. The flames are now mostly contained, though some sites continue to burn. These false-color images show the burn scars around Rafina, a port town in Attica. The green color indicates vegetation density.

Images courtesy of Deimos Imaging, an Urthecast company.

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