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Fire Weather warning for Greece due to Hot-Dry-Windy conditions (Maps)

Τhe Fire Weather team FLAME of the National Observatory of Athens and the Civil Protection warn of very high risk of fires in Greece on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29, 2022. The adverse fire weather conditions will continue also over the weekend, July 30-31, 2022. Based on the latest available …

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Village evacuation as fire rekindled on Lesvos; fire on Samos under control

Residents of the Vrysa village were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after the fire in the south of Lesvos rekindled. Strong winds had revived the seemingly inactive fire pockets and thick smoke developed within just 15 minutes, state broadcaster ERT reported. The Fire Service gave the recommendation for the …

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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Thousands of hectares burned in Dadia Natural Park, on Lesvos

Over 2,528 hectares have been burnt in the Dadia National Park in North-Eastern Greece following a fire raging since July 21, according to maps of Greece’s National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) released on Monday. NOFFi, which provides a semi-automatic burned area mapping service (NOFFi-OBAM), also said that over 1,709 …

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Heatwave, strong winds, lack of humidity favor fires outbreak in Greece

Conditions are expected to be difficult and dangerous throughout the week July 25-31 2022, as both high temperatures and a lack of humidity favor the outbreak of fires. The situation will worsen as of the middle of the week, as north winds will strengthen at least in the Aegean Sea. …

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Fires are raging in Vatera, Lesvos, and Dadia Natural Forest in NE Greece

Several major fires are burning across Greece on Sunday burning down thousands of acres of forest and low vegetation land, forcing residents and tourists to evacuations. Some of the 53 wildfires that started on Friday and Saturday still raging at Sunday noon. The most extensive, and dangerous, fire is the …

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Smoke from the fires in Dadia and Lesvos reached the coast of Libya

The smoke from the forest fires on the island of Lesvos and the Natural Park Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece,  has been consolidated and has reached the coast of Libya in North Africa. According to the director of the National Meteorological Service (EMY), Thodoris Kolidas, the smoke from the fire …

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Lesvos Fire: Hotel, Vatera village evacuated, two house burned down (vid)

LESVOS FIRE VATERA: A hotel facility was evacuated as the flames were nearing and the preventive evacuation of Vatera village was ordered Saturday noon as the big fire that broke in the morning in the area of Rogada Polichnitos was out of control. Two houses have been burned down. One …

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Greece’s Civil Protections warns of “very high risk” of fires July 21 (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in  Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and petty interests –  are …

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Civil Protection: Regions at “very high risk” of fires” July 19-20 (MAPS)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in in North-East, Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and …

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New Rethymno fire under control – Strong suspicion on arson

All fire fronts in Aghios Vassilios municipality in south Rethymno that broke out on Monday afternoon are currently under control, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the fires on Monday were rekindled fires of Friday and Saturday or new fires. Local authorities claim “arson”pointing out fires …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Civil Protection: “Very high risk of fires” in several Greece’s regions (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Friday, July 15, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are  mostly in Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” North winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort locally will increase the fire risk. According to the …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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