Forests on the Greek Island of Rhodes have caught fire, and it’s rapidly spreading. Thousands of people from homes and hotels on the island have been evacuated due to the wildfires, which have engulfed large areas.
Nearly 4000 people have been safely evacuated by land and sea. Fortunately, there have been no reported casualties or injuries.
Firefighters, along with helicopters and private boats, are working to cope with the situation and provide rescue efforts.
The Greek Island of Rhodes is one of the largest and most popular islands in the Mediterranean. Located in the southeastern part of Greece, it is known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and ancient ruins. Rhodes has been inhabited for thousands of years and has a diverse cultural heritage influenced by various civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. The island is also famous for the medieval Old Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which features a well-preserved medieval fortress and narrow cobblestone streets. Tourism is a significant part of the island’s economy, attracting visitors with its beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks, and vibrant atmosphere.
Safety measures are already being taken to cope with the wildfire and rescue civilians. It is expected that the situation will improve soon.