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Fire breaks out near Greece's Samos migrant camp, facilities not at risk

This content was published on September 15, 2020 - 20:22

ATHENS (Reuters) - A fire broke out near a migrant camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Samos, burning grass and forest, fire brigade and police officials said on Tuesday.

The migrant camp facilities were not at risk, a police official said. The cause of the fire was still unclear.

A fire burned Greece's largest refugee camp on the island of Lesbos to the ground last week, forcing more than 12,000 people to the streets and bringing the long-running migrant crisis on Europe's border back up the political agenda.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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