Fire in the Whole

“As wind-fueled wildfires that killed at least 80 people in vacation areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside resort, 26 men, women and children gathered in the hope that they could find the narrow path leading to a small staircase down to the water. The gated entrance stood only a dozen paces away, but with smoke blotting their vision and choking their lungs, they appear to have lost their way. Officials found their bodies the next day, Tuesday; several were still clinging to one another.” As Greek Wildfire Closed In, a Desperate Dash Ended in Death.

+ Vox: It’s so hot, even parts of the Arctic are on fire.

+ BBC: Wildfires around the world: The photos that explain the flames.

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