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Greece Officially Investigating Possibility Fires Were Started By ‘Organised’ Eco-Warrior Arson Group



With Tenerife now confirming that devastating fires were intentionally caused by arsonists and not by global warming, Greece has now launched an official investigation to determine if fires across the country had unnatural causes. 

209 fires broke out in Greece in just three days, with the largest still burning just outside the city of Alexandroupolis, near the border with Turkey.

18 bodies, believed to be migrants, were found by firefighters in a forest on Tuesday.

One other person was found dead in Northern Greece on Monday, while another died in a separate blaze in central Greece.

The country’s second biggest blaze still rages on northwest of Athens and has destroyed multiple homes.


Dozens of villages in the northeast region have been evacuated, and European countries continue to send aid.

Greece wildfires: New blazes burning outside of Athens | CBC News

Greece wildfires: New blazes burning outside of Athens | CBC News

The exact cause of the fires remains unclear, but Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor Georgia Adilini has now confirmed that his country has launched an investigation into whether organised arson groups were operating in the region, with some claiming that such a group could be ‘eco-warrior’ protestors trying to force debate.

Greece’s climate crisis and civil protection minister Vassilis Kikilias has confirmed the northeastern fires started in several places simultaneously.

Meanwhile, wildfires in Tenerife are nearly under control after burning through 1,500 hectares in a single week.

These devastating fires were deliberately lit, authorities have confirmed, forcing thousands to evacuate.

A manhunt is now underway to catch the perpetrator responsible for igniting the fires ruined an area almost 120,000,000 square metres of the island.


The perimeter affected by the fire so far covers 84 kilometres across 11 municipalities: Arafo, Candelaria, Güímar, El Rosario, La Victoria, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava, La Matanza, El Sauzal, Los Realejos and Tacoronte. “From the beginning it was suspected to be an arson attack and the Guardia Civil’s investigations have confirmed it,” said the president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo.

Officers have already taken statements from residents in the Arafo area, where the fire started, and where there have been other outbreaks this summer, the most significant on July 15th.


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