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Fire still blazing on the Greek island of Rhodes as dozens more erupt across the country

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By DEMETRIS NELLAS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters are struggling through the night to contain 82 wildfires across Greece, 64 of which started Sunday, the hottest day of the summer so far. Their ongoing efforts were without the help of firefighting planes and helicopters, which do not operate at night. The most serious fire is on the island of Rhodes. Some 19,000 people have been evacuated from several locations on Rhodes as wildfires burned for a sixth day, Greek authorities said. No further evacuations have been ordered so far Sunday evening. The Ministry of Climate Change and Civil Protection said it was “the largest evacuation from a wildfire in the country.”

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