Chios fire.

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The bishop of Chios, Markos, pledged yes­ter­day that 10 per­cent of this year’s rev­enues from the lo­cal church’s an­nual August 15 cel­e­bra­tion of the As­sump­tion of the Vir­gin Mary will go to mas­tic gum pro­duc­ers, whose trees were burned by this week’s wild­fire. The blaze, which started early Mon­day morning, raged over the south­ern parts of the is­land, de­stroy­ing most of the mas­tic trees that form the re­gion’s main source of in­come.

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