Veteran Aerial Firefighter Says Blazes During Greek Heatwave as Bad as He’s Seen

    An aerial firefighter from Liverpool Plains in New South Wales says fires in Greece were some of the worst he has ever seen.

    Craig Patton has been flying planes for 32 years and for the past decade has been regularly travelling around the world fighting fires, including in the United States.

    During his time in Greece Mr. Patton said it was common to fight three or four different fires during patrols in places like Tatoi, north of Athens.

    “We’re actually fighting these fires right in the middle of suburbia,” he said.

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