Greece arrests dozens of arsonists amidst largest European wildfires

by ian

Greece on Monday entered its 10th day of battling Europe’s worst ever wildfire. As of this writing, 79 arsonists have been arrested for starting these deadly fires.

Over 100 individual fires are still ravaging the Greek countryside, tragically claiming 20 lives in the past week. Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias threatened these “arsonist scum” last Thursday, saying “you will not get away with it, we will find you, you will be held accountable.” And it seems he’s being true to his word.

Still more than 600 Greek firefighters are continuously fighting the fires around the clock. Now the country is calling on its neighbors to help. Germany, Sweden, Croatia, and more have sent their own forces to help fight the blaze.