Tuesday , July 23 2024
Home / Search Results for: Fire Service (page 10)

Search Results for: Fire Service

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 …

Read More »

Villages evacuated as wildfire is raging on Kefalonia island

The big wildfire on the island of Kefalonia is raging also on Sunday morning, burning down thousands of acres and creating a suffocating atmosphere. The strong winds make the work of dozens of firefighters extremely difficult. Several villages and settlements have been evacuated, among them Kaparandriti, Agia Rini, Markopoulo, Kremmidi, …

Read More »

Greece’s Civil Protection issues Wildfires warning map as temperatures soar

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning for wildfires that can break out due to soaring temperatures on Thursday, July 1, 2021. At very high risk (Level 4) are: Attica, Evia (except Skyros,), Kythera, Fokida, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Larissa (in Sterea and Thessaly) and Achaia, Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia and Lakonia in Peloponnese …

Read More »

Heatwave strikes Greece with up to 43°C on Sat; wildfires warning

The heatwave sweeping Greece is expected to reach its peak on Saturday, June 26, with maximum temperatures forecast to reach 43° Celsius (109F), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens and Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY have warned. Purple: temperatures over 40 C, Orange 35-39 C – via …

Read More »

Fire on truck transporting propane prompts Alert Warning in West Attica

A fire broke out in a truck tanker in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, on Friday, prompting the evacuation of  a residential and industrial area and an Alert Warning by the Civil Protection. The fire broke out in a tanker transporting propane. The incident occurred in Neoktista settlement near the Aspropyrgos refineries. …

Read More »

Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

Read More »

Firefighter dies in floods during kindergarten evacuation in NE Greece

A fireman lost his life on duty on Monday, while he was participating in a mission to evacuate children from a kindergarten trapped by the floods in a village of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. The 46-year-old firefighter was drowned when the fire truck was swept away by rushing waters. Media …

Read More »

Medicane IANOS is heading to Crete, warns Greece’s Meteo Service

Medicane IANOS is heading to the island of Crete, the National Observatory of Athens’ (NOA) Meteo weather service said early afternoon Saturday. According to the latest forecast data of NOA, the center of IANOS was located in the South Ionian. IANOS center located South-West of Peloponnese at 9:30 am Saturday. …

Read More »

6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

Read More »

New fire breaks out in Moria camp on Wed evening

A new large fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center in Moria early Wednesday evening, just hours after the overcrowded hotspot on the island of Lesvos was largely destroyed by the fire the previous night. The fire is reportedly burning in the area of ​​Eleonas, the olive grove, …

Read More »

Sofiko: Settlements, monastery evacuated after forest fire breaks out in the middle of the night

Several settlements and one monastery were evacuated short before Friday down in the area of Sofiko by Corinth after a huge fire in a forest area. The fire broke out in the area of Agios Vlasis 10 minutes before 3 o’ clock in the morning and for currently unknown reasons. …

Read More »

Mati fire: Investigator says he was pressured to cover up, ex Minister files against newspaper

It rains lawsuits following revelations about possible mishandling of the wildfire in Mati in July 2018/17 that cost the lives of over 100 people. Former Citizen Protection Minister filed a law suit against daily Kathimerini for the revelations, while the main Fire Service investigator filed a lawsuit saying that he …

Read More »

SOS Children’s Village, seniors from nursing home evacuated due to wildfire in Vari

Firefighters evacuated children of the SOS Children’s Village facility as wells as 120 seniors from a nursery home in Vari, south-eastern Attica, Friday noon after the area was blanketed in smoke from a nearby wildfire. The evacuation was ordered as precaution measure and both children and seniors were transferred to …

Read More »