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Greek fire damages over 2,000 homes, 500 of them gutted


MATI, Greece (AP) — More than 2,000 homes were damaged in this week's deadly wildfire near Athens and roughly a quarter of them will have to be demolished, Greek officials said Friday, revealing more about the disaster that has seen the government face mounting criticism.

As the death toll from the fire reached 86, the Infrastructure Ministry said it has inspected some 2,000 damaged homes in the fire-hit Rafina area, 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of the capital.

Houses considered permanently unsafe were being sprayed with a red X signs, as structural inspections by housing experts were be...

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