WILDFIRE NEAR ATHENS, GREECE June 16, 2012. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. IT’S “FIRE SEASON” AGAIN IN GREECE. Every Summer, Greece faces the nightmare of destructive forest fires linked either to the inevitable heat wave or to arsonists.
Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA
EACH WILDFIRE PROVIDES VALUABLE LESSONS ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
WILDFIRESare conflagrations caused by lightning discharges (or acts of man) in wilderness areas close enough to one or more urban interfaces that they threaten people, property, infrastructure, and business enterprise.
Any wildfire can be devastating to people, property, infrastructure, business enterprise, and the environment.