Forest fires in southern Europe

1. Forest fires rage near houses on the hills above the city of Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

2. A man uses a garden hose to spray water on the roofs of houses as forest fires rage nearby on the hills above the city of Funchal on the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

3. People look at a fire near Funchal, Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

4. Firefighters and residents attempt to extinguish a fire as it approaches Funchal, Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

5. Flames move towards houses in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

6. Forest fires rage on the hills above Funchal on the island of Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

7. Silva Kent extinguishes the smouldering ashes of a fire that consumed his house in Sao Goncalo, east of Funchal, Madeira

Forest fires in southern Europe

8. A firefighting helicopter tries to extinguish a fire that broke out in the village of Kastritsi, near Patras in south-western Greece

Forest fires in southern Europe



9. Firemen battle against blazes raging in the village of Platani, near Patras

Forest fires in southern Europe

10. People evacuate horses from an equestrian club near Patras

Forest fires in southern Europe