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Flames surround island monastery as fires rage in Greece

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Flames surround island monastery as fires rage in Greece

by Marina RAFENBERG ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — At least 150 houses were destroyed by a raging fire that surrounded a monastery and a dozen villages on the Greek island of Evia Wednesday, one of over 100 blazes burning in the country. Firefighters were also battling a blaze near Athens, while the mayor of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, pleaded for help as flames threatened the site. The blazes erupted as Greece is in […]