Due to the weather conditions, the summer of 2007 was bombarded with a large number of wild fires. More than 500 thousand acres of land was destroyed because of the 3,000 fires that occurred during that period of time. The flames wiped out over 2,000 buildings and houses which made this calamity as one of the largest wildfires in the history. Over 80 people were found dead during the aftermath of the calamity. As the blazes were widespread, they almost damaged the historical sites in Athens and even the one in Olympia.