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E&L Life | 11th July 2024
 

Wildfires cause Greek Island holiday scare

 
 
 

A Langholm couple on holiday, in Kardamena on the idyllic Greek island of Kos, had their holiday severely interrupted when they were evacuated from their resort due to encroaching wildfires.

Lynne and Alan Aitken, who live in Townfoot, were relaxing by the pool when they noticed ash falling from the sky. They were aware of the wildfires on the island but hadn’t realised they were getting so close to their resort.

Lynne said “Everything was covered in ash, the pool, the towels, the sunbeds, the ground. I noticed some people taking photos from the other side of the pool, so went to take a look. Sure enough, there was a huge plume of black smoke behind our hotel and it was getting bigger.

“Everyone’s phones started to ping and it was a notification from the Greek authorities telling us to prepare to evacuate.

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