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Wildfire on Greek island of Kos forces evacuations

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Firemen try to extinguish a forest fire on the mountain of Spathovouni, near Corinth city, Peloponnese, southern Greece, on August 8.

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Firemen try to extinguish forest fires on the mountain of Spathovouni, near Corinth city, Peloponnese, southern Greece, on August 8.

Vassilis Psomas / EPA

Locals watch a firefighting plane trying to extinguish a wildfire on the mountain of Spathovouni, near Corinth city, Peloponnese, southern Greece, August 8.

 From AP: ATHENS, Greece — Three hotels were briefly evacuated Wednesday on the Aegean Sea island of Kos because of a wildfire in the area, with guests instructed to wait on a beach while the blaze was contained, police said.

No one was hurt, and the evacuation was ordered after smoke from the blaze began disturbing people at the hotels, police said. Continue reading this story here.

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