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Deadly Wildfires Sweep Through Towns Near Athens, Greece

Firefighters battling flames near the seaside town of Kineta, about 35 miles west of Athens, and around the towns of Pendeli and Kalamos in the north.
A firefighter next to a house burning during a wildfire in Kineta, near Athens, Greece, on Monday. Wildfires are not new to Greece but several blazes erupted especially quickly. Source: Valerie Gache

Updated at 1:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday

At least 24 people have died and more than 100 are injured as three huge fires fueled by powerful winds burned homes and forests in towns near the Greek capital, Athens, government officials said.

Greece has declared a state

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