Yevgeniy Medvedovskiy, the chief of the Zhytomyr region's department of ecological inspection, walks around the site of the jet crash picking up shards of metal and looking at the fallen trees.
"This used to be paradise. Now it's hell," says pine resin producer Giorgos Anagnostou, 38, standing on top of a mountain near his village of Kourkouloi in northern Evia. The fire wiped out the forest's pine trees and his livelihood.
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A firefighter participates in a controlled burn in a forest outside El Perelló in Catalonia, Spain, on Sept. 27. NPR followed a special unit into the woods in Spain to see how they burn for prevention.
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