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Wildfire devastates the Greek island of Evia

Wildfire devastates the Greek island of Evia Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the Greek island of Evia, where thousands of people have had to evacuate to escape devastating wildfires.

Extreme heat has fueled fires in parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe, and Evia is one of the hardest hit areas. 

According to ESA, fires have burned through large forested areas and destroyed homes and businesses on the island. Also Wildfire devastates the Greek island of Evia shown in the picture Its geographic orientation is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

Some countries have hit record highs during the summer heatwave. The Italian island of Sicily recorded a high of 48.8°C, nearly 120°F, which could be the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe. 

The false-color Copernicus Sentinel-2 image was captured on August 11, 2021. The photo has been processed in a way that makes vegetation visible in bright red and burned areas visible in shades of brown and green.

Image Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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