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Deadly and destructive wildfires have destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and businesses across the globe in 2018.

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Parthenon temple The Parthenon temple at the Acropolis archaeological site in Athens, Greece. The casualties from this week’s wildfires were concentrated around Mati, a coastal settlement in northeast Attica, and were stoked by heavy winds, which spread the flames in the dry conditions. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Greek firefighters say that at least 74 people were killed in wildfires in the country’s Attica region, which includes Athens, as a summer heatwave has increased the risk of blazes across Europe.

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