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Residents evacuated, forestland burned down as wildfires break out in Santomeri

Residents were evacuated and houses were burned down after a wildfire in the area of Santomeri, Achaia in north-western Peloponnese, went out of control late afternoon Monday. The blaze burned all night, with firefighters and volunteers struggling to get it under control. Forest land were destroyed and agriculture was damaged. …

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UPD3 Village on Zakynthos evacuated as raging wildfire has burned down houses

The small village of Anafonitria in the northwest part of the island of Zakynthos is being evacuated as the raging wildfire has been threatening houses and human lives. Already some houses have been burned down. The fire broke out short before 12 noon Saturday in a forest and low vegetation …

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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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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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UPD Wildfires rage on Zakynthos, firefighters deployed from other regions

Four fire fronts have been raging on the island of Zakynthos after one more wildfire broke out in the south-west of the island Saturday afternoon. Due to the strong winds of up 6 Beaufort, the blaze in Agalas-Koiliomenou area spread quickly and went out of control. Firefighters deployed from other …

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Wildfire on Kythira under control after 8% of the island burned down

The large wildfire on the island of Kythira has been finally taken under control. However, the damage is immeasurable. At least 8% of the island has been burned down. The wildfire that broke out on Friday had no active front on Tuesday morning. The fire is fully demarcated, only small …

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Kythira in ‘state of emergency’ as wildfires rage for third day, one fire fighter hospitalized

The wildfire is ranging on Kythira for third day and ‘state of emergency’ was declared on Saturday, after four settlements had to be evacuated. One third of the island’s forest- and low vegetation areas have been burned down. Power and water outages. One fire fighter in hospital. “It is a …

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Wildfire in Kryoneri, NE Attica, as Civil Protection warns of high risk MAPS

More than 60 firefighters, 25 fire trucks, four aircraft, two helicopters and volunteers have been battling against a big wildfire in Kryoneri, in the north of Athens. Strong winds blowing with intensity up to 7 Beaufort hinder the efforts to extinguish the fire. The fire broke out around 10 o’ …

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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast.¬†Some jumped into boats, while others …

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