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Fire fighters threatened

Fire fighters threatened A 55-year-old man was arrested Friday on the Ionian island of Zakynthos after going to the local fire department on Thursday night and threatening firefighters with a 25-centimeter long hunting knife. According to local reports, he is known to the authorities from previous incidents. The firefighters Friday filed a lawsuit, which led […]

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Patras: Big fire in Profitis Ilias – Evacuation order given

Patras: Big fire in Profitis Ilias – Evacuation order given An order for the preventive evacuation of homes and businesses located near the front of the fire in the area of ​​Profitis Ilias, in Patras, was given by the Fire Brigade. According to information, residents and employees will be transported to the outdoor car park […]

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Four Greek regions at ‘very high’ risk of fire on Thursday

Four Greek regions at ‘very high’ risk of fire on Thursday Four out of Greece’s 13 administrative regions are at “very high risk” of fire on Thursday, according to the Wildfire Hazard map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection during the summer season. The regions placed in “orange” (category 4) are Attica — […]

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Beekeeper (64) to go on trial for causing Stamata fire

Beekeeper (64) to go on trial for causing Stamata fire A 64-year-old beekeeper is to go on trial for causing the wildfire that swept through a mountainous pine forest in Stamata, eastern Attica, on Tuesday. The fire seriously damaged at least a dozen homes and burned cars before being contained by an intense firefighting deployment. […]

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Fire Service orders evacuation of Peloponnese villages as precautionary measure

Fire Service orders evacuation of Peloponnese villages as precautionary measure A village in the northeastern Peloponnese has been evacuated following the fire that broke out in the area earlier on Wednesday. The Fire Service ordered the evacuation of Drosia in Achea as a precautionary measure. According to reports, the fire front is in a ravine […]

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Large Fire Breaks Out in Achaia, Residents Evacuated

Large Fire Breaks Out in Achaia, Residents Evacuated A fire broke out in Achaia on Wednesday. A large fire has broken out in the agricultural and heavily-forested region of Elekistira, in Achaia, near Patras on Wednesday. Due to the strength and rapid spread of the fire, firefighters in the region have advised that residents of […]

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Fire damages homes, cars northeast of Athens

Fire damages homes, cars northeast of Athens Four houses were completely destroyed, while the roofs and outer walls of many more suffered extensive damages in suburbs of Stamata, Rodopoli and Dionysos, northeast of Athens, as a wildfire swept through a local pine forest. Fifteen cars were also burned. The fire started to recede later Tuesday […]

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Fire in Stamata, Rodopoli, and Dionysos: “We heard four gas canisters explode”

Fire in Stamata, Rodopoli, and Dionysos: “We heard four gas canisters explode” The fire that broke out at noon in the area of ​​Stamata and Rodopolis remains in full swing. According to information from the Fire Brigade, the fire is currently moving in the area between Rodopolis and Dionysos. There is no single front, but […]

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Tavros-Pireaus metro services halted due to cabling fire

Tavros-Pireaus metro services halted due to cabling fire Services on the Green Line (Line 1) of the Athens Metro between Tavros and Piraeus have been temporarily halted due to a fire that broke out in the cables on Tuesday morning. According to operator STASY, the fire was extinguished after the intervention of the Fire Service. […]

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Greece in the throes of fires today

Greece in the throes of fires today The alarm has been sounded by the Fire Brigade for multiple fire fronts, with raging fires in Salamina, Chalkida, and Argolida . In fact, according to the website argolikeseidhseis.gr, the fire in Argolida is in front of the village of Gatzia and is moving fast. Aircraft and helicopters […]

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Forest fire threatens village south of Corinth

Forest fire threatens village south of Corinth The strong winds prevailing in several parts of the country make it difficult to battle developing wildfires. Two of those fires are in the Peloponnese, one of them near Epidaurus, the third is on the island of Evia, central Greece, and the fourth in Halkidiki peninsula, in the […]

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Deadly Fire at Mati Still Haunts Greece Three Years Later

Deadly Fire at Mati Still Haunts Greece Three Years Later Credit: Greek Reporter It has been three years since the devastating fires of July 23, 2018 in the seaside Athens resort of Mati left horrifying images that the mind cannot erase. The fear and devastation of that day still continue to haunt Greeks. As the […]

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Construction starts on new Fire Service training center

Construction starts on new Fire Service training center Construction of a new training center for Greece’s Fire Service has begun, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Thursday. The new, 25-million euro facility is located on the site of a former US military base in Nea Makri, on the eastern coast of Attica, where 20 […]

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Police fire tear gas to disperse anti-vaccination protestors

Police fire tear gas to disperse anti-vaccination protestors At least five people have been arrested after police clashed with demonstrators protesting against compulsory vaccination in central Athens. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water canon to disperse the crowds from Syntagma Square, in front of the parliament building. An estimated 3,500 people took part […]

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Turks fire warning shots at Cypriot boat

Turks fire warning shots at Cypriot boat Ankara’s aggressive disposition toward Nicosia was on display on Friday when a Turkish Coast Guard ship pursued and fired four warning shots at a Cypriot police boat on patrol for undocumented migrants with a three-member crew near Kato Pyrgos in the Tillyria region on the island’s northwest coast. […]

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Fire rages on Samos for second day

Fire rages on Samos for second day Firefighters on the eastern Aegean island of Samos were battling with a wildfire for a second day Friday as reinforcements began to arrive. ​​More than 100 firefighters, seven ground teams, and volunteers were fighting the flames, while five water-dropping planes and six helicopters were deployed to assist from […]

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Fire at Volos industrial zone close to Halyvourgia steelworks plant

Fire at Volos industrial zone close to Halyvourgia steelworks plant A fire broke out near key businesses in the city of Volos’ industrial zone B, the Fire Brigade reported on Tuesday evening. The fire began shortly after 17:00. It is burning low vegetation near the Volos-Velestino-Larissa highway, and is very near a gas station and […]

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No active fire front at Seikh Sou forest near Thessaloniki

No active fire front at Seikh Sou forest near Thessaloniki A fire that broke out at Seikh Sou, the forest overlooking Thessaloniki, has now been contained and “there is no active front”, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday. The fire is winding down, they said, as 66 firefighters with 22 engines and 4 forest units […]

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An innovative system will predict where a fire has broken out

An innovative system will predict where a fire has broken out An innovative system that can predict where a fire is expected to break out on Greek territory in the next 24 hours with a spatial analysis of up to 500 meters was created by researchers at the Beyond Earth Observation and Satellite Monitoring Center […]

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Fire service: 58 fires in past 24 hrs, none out of hand

Fire service: 58 fires in past 24 hrs, none out of hand Greece’s Fire Service says 58 forest fires broke out in the 24-hour period ending 7 p.m. Sunday. Most were immediately put out early on and there was no serious fire on the scale of Saturday’s. Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Fire breaks out close to Athens

Fire breaks out close to Athens A fie has broken out in the Panorama neighborhood of the seaside Athens suburb of Voula. The Fire Service has dispatched 10 fire engines with 20 firefighters, as well as 2 helicopters, in the area. Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Fire service warns of dangerous conditions Sunday

Fire service warns of dangerous conditions Sunday Greece’s fire service has announced that 57 forest fires broke out in the 24-hour period ending 7 p.m. Saturday and warns that conditions in several parts of the country are favorable to more finds breaking out Sunday. The areas of “very high risk,” just one level below “alert” […]

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Fire on outskirts of Volos burns livestock, shed, prefab home

Fire on outskirts of Volos burns livestock, shed, prefab home Strong fire-fighting forces have managed to contain and control a fire that broke out in Fytoko, on the outskirts of the city of Volos in central Greece on Saturday afternoon. The fire started north of the Thessaly University School of Agriculture, above the Volos bypass, […]

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Four fires burning in Elefsina and Aspropyrgos as fire in Varnavas rages

Four fires burning in Elefsina and Aspropyrgos as fire in Varnavas rages Four fires, all in areas of dried grass, were burning simultaneously in different locations in the western Attica towns of Elefsina and Aspropyrgos on Saturday, while a forest fire in Varnavas, in the northeast of Attica was still raging unchecked. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ […]

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Settlement evacuated near Soufli after fire breaks out in pine forest

Settlement evacuated near Soufli after fire breaks out in pine forest The settlement of Lefkimmi, Soufli in NE Greece was evacuated on Friday following a fire that broke out in the pine forest next to it. According to Deputy Director for the Region of Evros Dimitris Petrovits, “the fire is out of control in the […]

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Campers moved as fire breaks out near Crete palm forest

Campers moved as fire breaks out near Crete palm forest Campers have been moved from a beach in Crete after a fire broke out near the famed Preveli palm forest, on island’s southern coast. According to reports, the coast guard launched a major operation to transport the campers from Preveli to another beach as a […]

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Civil protection authorities warn of fire hazard on Thursday

Civil protection authorities warn of fire hazard on Thursday With temperatures in the high 30s Celsius persisting this week and coming on the tail of a nearly two-week heatwave, Greek authorities have issued a fire hazard warning for Thursday. According to the fire hazard prediction map published by the Civil Protection Agency on Wednesday for […]

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Cyprus forest fire that killed 4 now under control

Cyprus forest fire that killed 4 now under control A deadly brush fire that claimed four lives and has been described as the most destructive blaze in Cyprus’ 61-year history as an independent republic is now fully under control, Cypriot authorities said Monday. Cyprus’ Forestry Department said more than 600 people managed to contain the […]

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Lightening-caused wildfire breaks out in northeastern Attica

Lightening-caused wildfire breaks out in northeastern Attica A fire broke out in a forested area of the municipality of Dionysos in northeastern Attica on Monday as lightening struck during a storm in the wider area, the Fire Department said. The blaze started near the German cemetery.  A total of 21 firemen with six vehicles and […]

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Fire in Kefalonia under control

Fire in Kefalonia under control A forest fire that broke out on the island of Kefalonia on Saturday was set under control. 106 firefighters were operating in the area along with six ground teams, and 27 vehicles. Earlier in the day four settlements – Kapandriti, Markopoulos, Kremydi, Pastra – were evacuated for precautionary reasons. Source […]

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