‘Serious’ signs of arson seen in Greece fire

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Greece Wildfires July 2018 MGN Online

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek authorities say they have “serious indications” a wildfire near Athens that killed at least 82 people was set deliberately.

Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections suggest the fire that broke out in multiple places in a short time frame Monday likely resulted from arson.

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The death toll from the fire that swept through a coastal area east of Athens rose to 82 on Thursday morning as the search for more victims on land and at sea continued.