Greek fires kill 63 – 28 Aug 2007

Forest fires have killed at least 63 people in Greece.

The Greek government has offered a reward of £700,000 for the capture of those responsible for the fires, which have raged through the country since Friday 

The fires now seem to be on the decline, according to the Greek National Tourist Office.

The tourist office said firefighting help from abroad arrived last night and teams were helping to tackle the blazes, which have affected areas from near Athens to the Peloponnese in the south.

Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics, was also in danger of being hit by the flames, but firefighters managed to keep the fires back.

None of the victims of the fire are thought to be tourists.

Greek Police have arrested a number of people in connection with the fire and are continuing to investigate.

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