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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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Hundreds of children evacuated from summer camp as wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth

Hundreds of children from a summer camp were evacuated as a huge wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth in Northeastern Peloponnese. The fire broke out in an inaccessible pine forest area late afternoon near the village of Ano Almyri and spread quickly because strong wind blowing with intensity of 5 Beaufort. …

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Greek Church warns of fraudsters posing as fundraisers for “burned” monasteries

The office of Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and the Archdiocese of Athens said on Saturday that they have never authorized anyone to raise money on their behalf to repair damage incurred by monasteries in the recent fires. The Archdiocese of Athens issued a statement on Saturday in response to reports that …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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Local authorities cry “Arson!” as two more wildfires rage in Kefalonia

One more horror night for the island of Kefalonia after two wildfires broke out at the same time in Karavado and Pastra (Alimmatas) in the south of the island around 9 o’ clock on Thursday night. Firefighters and volunteers rushed to take the fire under control before it could reach …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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