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A wildfire that broke out on the Greek island of Rhodes on Sunday has forced the evacuation of about 2,000 people, including tourists, local authorities said.

The fire started in a forested area near the village of Archangelos, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of the capital, Rhodes city, and spread quickly due to strong winds and high temperatures.

The fire service said it had deployed 56 firefighters, 21 vehicles, two helicopters and two planes to battle the blaze, which threatened homes and businesses in several villages.

The regional governor of the South Aegean islands, George Hatzimarkos, said the situation was “very difficult” and urged residents and visitors to follow the instructions of the authorities.

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