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Former Express Photographer Michael Heller Aids in Firefighting Effort on Greek Island of Rhodes

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Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Firefighting efforts have been complicated by strong winds, an often short-handed municipal fire service, and the lack of a central organizing system for volunteers who are eager to help.

Firefighting efforts have been complicated by strong winds, an often short-handed municipal fire service, and the lack of a central organizing system for volunteers who are eager to help.

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Former Express photographer and East Hampton Fire Department member Michael Heller, who now lives in Greece, has been aiding firefighting efforts on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where wildfires have destroyed villages and forced the evacuation of 19,000 tourists in recent days. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

Tourists were evacuated from Rhodes.

Tourists were evacuated from Rhodes.

Tourists were evacuated from Rhodes.

Tourists were evacuated from Rhodes.

Tourists being evacuated from Rhodes.

Tourists being evacuated from Rhodes.

authorCailin Riley on Jul 26, 2023
Fifty- or 60-foot walls of flame spreading out over rugged, mountainous terrain was not something that Michael Heller ever encountered during his decades as a member of the East Hampton... more

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