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In photos: Deadly wildfires ravage Greek towns

By CNN Staff

Published July 25, 2018

Dozens of people have been killed and scores injured in the worst wildfires to affect Greece in over a decade.

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The fast-moving fires are burning across the Attica region. Attica has a population of about 3.5 million people, including the Greek capital of Athens and a number of suburban towns.

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Greek authorities blame the fire's rapid expansion on increased wind intensity, which prevented residents and visitors in the area from escaping.

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Members of a rescue team carry an injured woman in Mati, east of Athens. Rescue crews searched through charred homes and cars for those still missing after the wildfires.

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This is a burned house in the village of Neos Voutzas, near Athens.

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Smashed dinnerware and tiles cover the floor inside a Neos Voutzas home.

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A firefighting helicopter drops water to extinguish flames in the village of Kineta, near Athens.

Rescuers arrive in an area where several people died in Mati.

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People watch a wildfire in Rafina.

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A firefighter tries to extinguish hotspots during a wildfire in Kineta.

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An aerial view shows burned houses near Athens.

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Members of a rescue team look for missing people in Mati.

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