Fires in Greece: France sends unprecedented firefighting aid

France is sending the biggest firefighting aid to the European Union to Greece as Paris mobilizes an unprecedented ground and air force.

The first group consists of 101 firefighters and 38 vehicles. The second team of 60 firefighters and 23 vehicles will follow. This aid is to be added to the 80 firefighters and the 3 Canadair already in Greece.

In total, 250 members of the French Civil Protection participate in the fight against fires in Greece. This is the largest land mission of the French Civil Protection abroad.