Forest Fire Near Migrant Camp on Samos Island in Greece Reportedly Extinguished – Video

A fire burns behind the refugee and migrant camp in Samos Island Greece, late Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

© AP Photo / Michael Svarnias

Greek police have detained more than 10 suspects as part of an investigation into the possible causes of the blaze. The incident comes days after a major fire on the island of Lesbos, which completely destroyed a migrant camp.

A firefighter brigade put down a forest fire near a migrant camp on the Greek island of Samos on Tuesday night, according to Skai broadcaster.

Some forty firefighters and nine fire engines were deployed to contain the blaze. The fire erupted in bushes on a hill metres away from the camp. However, thanks to the direction of the wind, the settlement, which is home to nearly 5 thousand people, was not threatened.

Police have launched a probe into the causes of the fire and detained more than ten people for questioning.

The Samos fire occurred just days after Greece’s biggest migrant camp in Moria on Lesbos burned to the ground. There were no casualties due to the conflagration. Police detained five arson suspects, all of them Afghanistan nationals, of whom two were minors.

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