Fires have torn through prominent destinations in California and Greece, leaving travelers to wonder how to deal with their summer vacation plans. So far, 18 fires are raging in California, according to the California Statewide Fire Map. About 50,000 people have been forced out of their homes, reports the Associated Press.
Sean Wolinsky, senior environment intelligence analyst for WorldAware, a travel risk management firm, says travelers should stay informed about the ongoing fire operations and evacuations in the affected areas. They should find out about evacuation zones, restricted areas or ongoing fire activity that could still be occurring during their travel. They should keep up with information from local sources, such as emergency management agencies and police and fire departments.