Wildfires in Europe: Greece, Tenerife and the Czech Republic fight new and ongoing fires

At least 53 new wildfires broke out across Greece between Saturday and Sunday evening as the National Fire Service struggled to contain the fires in Evros, Lesvos and near the western town of Grevena.

Hell in Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli National Park has been burning for four days in a row.

According to Elias Vintsis, the regional governor of Dadia, in order to avoid casualties, “buses have been sent and residents will be transferred to nearby hotels.”

Christos Stylianides, the climate crisis and civil protection minister, inspected the damage on Sunday.

“Next time we will visit the southwest fire front to see the work done there and explore ways to build fire barriers,” he said.

Moving east to the Canary Islands, about 600 people evacuated their homes after a forest fire broke out in Tenerife on Thursday.

The flames have already covered more than two thousand hectares of land with a perimeter of about 26 kilometers.

Back in Central Europe, firefighters declared the highest level of alert after a wildfire blew out of control in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic.

According to the director of the park, the cause of the fire, most likely, was human negligence.

“The reason is not exactly known, but I am convinced that it is man-made, because there was no storm or something like that, which means that some irresponsible person must have started a fire, left and, of course, this is a consequence.”

There were no reports of injuries.