Wildfires in Greece: EU mobilises air and ground firefighting assistance

As tens of wildfires continue to spread across Greece, the European Union is deploying four Canadair firefighting planes from France and Italy together with three firefighting teams from Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

This means a total of 220 firefighters and 65 vehicles. In addition, three pre-deployed ground firefighting teams from Romania, Bulgaria and Malta are already operating in Greece as a part of the EU’s Civil Protection wildfire season preparedness plan.

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