#24: Rhodes Wildfires
Wildfires are truly a terrible and highly destructive force. They can be started in any number of ways, including both human causes—things like fireworks and carelessly discarded cigarettes—and natural causes, such as lightning strikes.
These fires are tragic enough when they are accidental, but how much worse would it be to know that such a fire was caused intentionally? That’s what’s facing the people of Greece. A series of wildfires has ripped through the island of Rhodes, and shockingly, the government is claiming that a number of them have been caused by arson. As of late August 2023, 79 people have been arrested for arson.