Migrants Set Fire To Greek Camp

From Express:
AROUND 1,500 people could be trapped after a fire broke out at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Images from the scene show huge, bright orange flames licking the edges of buildings at the Moria Refugee Camp as migrants flee from their makeshift homes.

Thick black clouds are also seen rising from the buildings, while witnesses reported hearing explosions and claim they started to smell smoke before being evacuated.

It is believed some migrants living in the camp had been told they were going to be deported before the fire broke out, with some involved in an altercation with police.

One witness told Sky News: "There are still people inside but people are protesting

"The people are tired, they are tired of what is happening here."

It is unknown how the fire started, but police have rushed to the camp following what has been described as a "major disturbance".

Authorities on the Greek island confirmed the fire broke out following a protest at the site.

And reports from the scene suggest some have even stopped fire fighters from attending the scene, throwing rocks at them to force them to back off.

Police said no injuries were reported and that the fire continues to burn.

Officers say a small group was involved in the protest at the camp, that caused damage to a large area of trailers, containers and tents surrounded by razor wire fences.

There were no immediate reports of arrests.

More than 14,000 migrants remain stranded on Lesbos and other Greek islands near Turkey. They are not allowed to travel to the Greek mainland under the terms of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey reached last year.

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