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Missing shepherd found dead in Evia fires

The charred body of a missing shepherd was found on Tuesday at a hard to access area in Platanistos of Karystos, in south Evia currently battling fires. Concerned about the safety of his sheep, the 41-year-old man went out on Sunday afternoon to move his animals to a place safe …

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“I screamed Help! when I didn’t see my husband” says the woman-symbol of Evia fires

Panagiota Ritsopi,  81 years old: An elderly woman in black, screaming in agony as the flames swallow the forest and threaten her home. The woman who became the face of the tragedy in Evia. Her picture taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis became the symbol of the devastation the fires engraved in …

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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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Fires menacing, more villages evacuated in Evia, south Peloponnese (videos)

Fire fronts in northern Evia are still active on Tuesday, the eight day since the devastating blaze burned down thousands of hectares of forest and agricultural land, houses and businesses, farming animals and wildlife. Evacuations took place also short before noon. At the same time, several fires in south Peloponnese …

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Dramatic forest fires in Rovies, Evia; big blaze nears Ancient Olympia (videos)

Forest fires Greece: Locals and tourists in Rovies, Evia were urged to rush to the sea on Wednesday afternoon as the big fire front was heading to the village. Hardly had dozens of people reached the beach to be transferred to safety with coast guard vessels and the blames started …

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Villages evacuated in Evia blaze, several wildfires rage in Greece

Fire fighters have been struggling on Saturday against a series of wildfires and forest fires in central and southern mainland as well as on the island of Evia. Several villages have been ordered to evacuate. High temperatures, dry weather conditions and strong winds blowing with intensity 6-7 Beaufort and locally …

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Forest fires on Zakynthos, Evia and West Greece; 60 fires in 24 hours

A series of forest and wild fires broke out in Greece on Friday mobilizing dozens of firefighters and several aerial means. Two fires broke out on the island of Zakynthos in the areas of Lagadakia and Romiri. Video: Fire in Lagadakia Hardly had the firefighter managed to set the fire …

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Evia nightmare: Villages evacuated as wildfires rage, one arrest (videos, picts)

Dramatic is situation in several villages Evia with at least three wild fires fronts to continue their catastrophic course by Friday afternoon. Locals have been evacuated and elderly were hospitalized due to respiratory problems because of the thick smoke. One man was arrested for causing one of the fires in …

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Police arrest serial arsonist for having started 9 wildfires on Evia

Police has arrested a 32-year-old Greek man, a serial arsonist as investigation proved, for having started nine wildfires on the island of Evia in the months of June, July and August. According to a Fire Service statement, the man has been arrested following investigation by the relevant department. He has …

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Fires are sweeping in SW Greece; one dead

A 55-year-old man has died while he was assisting firefighters to extinguish a wildfire in the village Myrtia, Peloponnese, one of the many in central and southern Greece on Friday. It is suggested that the man have died of strong smoke inhalation, an autopsy will determine the exact causes of …

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Hot-Dry-Windy weather increases fires risk in Greece, June 18-21 (MAPS)

Hot-Dry-Windy weather increases the risk of forest fires in Greece and thus from Tuesday, June 18, until Friday, June 21, 2024, the meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens has warned. Based on the latest available forecast data analyzed by the FLAME pyro-meteorological team of the National Observatory of …

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Storm ELIAS floods Evia, causes problems in other regions (videos)

Storm ELIAS is testing with floods the residents of the island of Evia since the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather phenomena flooded whole villages mostly in the northern part of the island and sent people on roof tops. Bridges collapsed when rivers and streams overflowed, landslides blocked …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in four Greek regions, incl islands, Sept 2 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”(risk category 4) has been forecast in four Greek regions for Saturday, September 2, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The region of Evros in north-eastern Greece. …

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Four big fires still burning in Greece; locals desperate (videos)

Four big fires are still burning in Greece on Friday, August 25, 2023. Despite the firefighters efforts, the flames in Mt Parnitha, Viotia, Evros and Rodopi keep doing their destruction work. Locals are desperate about the loss of their homes and the absence of state support. The picture of the …

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“Very High Risk of Fires” in Greece, on Friday, Aug 25 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”(risk category 4) has been forecast in three Greek regions for Friday, August 25, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. It is the “Hot-Dry-Windy” conditions that dramatically …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in Greece on Aug 24 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”(risk category 4) has been forecast in three Greek regions for Thursday, August 24, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. It is the “Hot-Dry-Windy” conditions that dramatically …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in 6 regions of Greece, Aug 23 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”Extreme Fires Risk” (risk category 4) has been forecast in six Greek regions for Wednesday, August 23, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. It is the “Hot-Dry-Windy” …

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MAP of “Extreme” & “Very High Fires Risk” on Aug 22; Emergency measures

An “Extreme Fires Risk” (risk category 5) has been forecast in three Greek regions and “Very High Risk” (risk category 4) almost for the rest of the country have been forecast for Tuesday, August 22, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil …

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