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Greece Gets European Assistance for Summer Wildfire Season

Romanian firefighters stand in front of fire engines during a ceremony, in Athens, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Twenty eight Romanian firefighters, the first of more than 200 firefighters from other European countries that will help their Greek colleagues in fighting wildfires, were welcomed by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece's Fire Service. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Romanian firefighters stand in front of fire engines during a ceremony, in Athens, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Twenty eight Romanian firefighters, the first of more than 200 firefighters from other European countries that will help their Greek colleagues in fighting wildfires, were welcomed by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece's Fire Service. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
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Athens, Greece (AP) -- Greece is receiving European assistance for the summer wildfire season, with the first group of firefighters arriving in Athens.

The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece’s Fire Service. A total of more than 200 firefighters from six European countries will eventually be deployed to Greece.