An Irishman has died after becoming caught up in a wildfire in Greece.

Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp and his wife Zoe Holohan were on honeymoon in the coastal town of Mati when the fires hit.

The couple only got married last Thursday, before flying out to Greece for their honeymoon on Saturday.

They were both living and working in Dublin.

Ireland’s Ambassador to Greece, Orla O'Hanrahan, confirmed the death and said her sympathies went out to the family of Mr O'Callaghan-Westropp at this time. 

Mr O'Callaghan-Westropp, who was originally from Co Clare, worked for a catering company and volunteered for Blood Bikes East, which provides an emergency medical transport service around hospitals in Dublin.

The organisation paid tribute to Mr O'Callaghan-Westropp in a post on its Facebook page, describing him as a diligent colleague and dear friend whose influence will last for decades to come.

Ms Holohan, from Dublin, remains in hospital after suffering burns to her head and hands.

The couple were travelling in a vehicle when they were forced to flee.

Ms Holohan was able to escape and was admitted to hospital last night.

Ambassador O'Hanrahan said that she is expected to make a full recovery.

In a statement, the Holohan and O'Callaghan-Westropp families said: "We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of our family member, Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp.

"The families would respectfully appreciate privacy at this time as we grieve and as Zoe makes her recovery.

"Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later stage."

At least 81 people have died in the wildfires which have devastated a number of Greek villages and holiday resorts.

Ambassador O'Hanrahan said there are no reports of any other Irish citizens being affected by the fires.

But she urged anyone who has concerns about a relative or friend, who may have been in the area, to contact the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on 01 408 2000.

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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney described the wildfires as an extraordinary tragedy.

On Twitter, he said: "Irish citizens in region should keep up to date with local media and follow advice of Greek authorities in affected areas. Irish citizens affected can contact Irish Embassy in Athens +30 210 723 2771 or my Department +353 1 408 2000."