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German couple invites whole village to say “thank you” for saving their home from Rhodes fires

A German couple threw a dinner party for a whole village to say “thank you” for saving their house from the summer fires on the islands of Rhodes. “A beautiful and touching initiative by a German couple, who have chosen Rhodes as their second home, wanting to thank all the …

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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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Mitsotakis: “Counterbalance” to wildfires damages “is good economy performance”

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unpleasantly surprised with a statement massively lacking empathy and suggesting that the only thing that can “counterbalance” sombre mood in Greece due to extensive wildfires damages is the “good performance of economy.” While the wildfire in Evros, NE Greece, keeps raging for almost two weeks, …

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Fires are ranging in Evros on 12. day; ongoing evacuations (vids, picts)

Two fire fronts in the region of Evros, north-eastern Greece, are raging for 12. consecutive day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The residents of three villages, Kotronia, Giannouli and Sidiro, were ordered to evacuate early afternoon. The fires are currently in the area of Leptokarya and particularly at Meghalo Rema …

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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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More than 120,000 hectares burned in 2023 Greece wildfires

More than 120,000 hectares of land have burned across Greece in 2023 up until Wednesday according to the National Observatory of Athens’ Meteo.gr. At the same time, the European Observatory of Forest Fires noted the 2023 Greece wildfires’ burned land area is three times larger than the average annually burned …

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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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Newborn babies, dozens of patients evacuated from hospital due to fires

Eleven newborn babies were evacuated from the General Hospital in Alexandroupolis on Monday night due to the wildfires raging in the area. Ten babies were transferred in batches to the hospital in Kavala. One of the newborn babies had reportedly to be intubated and was transferred to the hospital in …

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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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“Very High Fires Risk” in 6 Greek regions Aug 20 (MAP)

A very high risk of fires (risk category 4) has been forecast for Sunday, August 20, in six regions of Greece, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The regions with a Very High …

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