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This week, 21 firefighters from the United Kingdom volunteered to help Greece battle some of the worst wildfires the country has ever seen. They included experts from London, Merseyside, Wales, the West Midlands and Lancashire, who have been dispatched to Arcadia where the blazes remain fierce two weeks after they were ignited.
Team leader Tony Brown joins the podcast to tell us how their humanitarian mission is going, and revealing some of the dangers they’re facing. He explains how they’re using chainsaws to create firebreaks, running for cover when winds whip up flames that threaten to surround them. And he talks about the incredible resilience of the Greek people, who came to their rescue when the UK team's water ran out while trying to get down from a mountain in 40c heat.
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