Attica Fires

Cross-posted from CSTS119

Wildfires, a frequent threat throughout Greece in the summer, are burning within sight of the Acropolis (Reuters).

Acropolis Fire

Firefighters have been battling fires throughout Attica, including near Marathon and Rhamnous. May the gain the upper hand soon.

UPDATE: According to the latest reports, the fires are being contained and so far have not caused any loss of life. Thankfully, this does not look to be a repeat of the devastating fires of 2007.

A Statue of Victory stands amid the embers of the blaze at Olympia, 2007 (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A Statue of Victory stands amid the embers of the blaze at Olympia, 2007 (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In this image released by NASA on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, fires in Greece are seen from space. Fires pushed by gale-force winds tore through more parched forests, swallowed villages and scorched the edges of Athens on Saturday with ashes raining onto the Acropolis. The death toll rose to at least 49 as the government declared a nationwide state of emergency. (AP Photo/NASA)

In this image released by NASA on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, fires in Greece are seen from space. Fires pushed by gale-force winds tore through more parched forests, swallowed villages and scorched the edges of Athens on Saturday with ashes raining onto the Acropolis. The death toll rose to at least 49 as the government declared a nationwide state of emergency. (AP Photo/NASA)

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