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Fire Service rescues injured 18-year-old Dutch hiker from mountain slope (video)

For more than 30 hours, an 18-year-old Dutch hiker was waiting for his rescue on an inaccessible mountain slope in Western Greece. The adventure had a happy ending after a Super Puma helicopter of the Fire Service rescued the injured man, brought him to safety and transferred him to a …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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Firefighters, army staff deployed in ambulance service; angry reactions

A legislative act to deploy members of the Fire Service and the Armed Forces to assist the ambulance Service (EKAV) has been published in the official gazette on Tuesday. The decision taken by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has triggered negative reactions not only by EKAV personnel but also by firefighters …

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Greek Secret Service EYP To Investigate Wildfires on Chios Island As Thousands of Mastic Trees Burned Down

 The beguilling scents of Chios has been burned down. Thousands of aromatic mastic trees have been destroyed by the wild fires that broke on the island of eastern Aegean Sea  four days ago. Firefighters, soldiers, volunteers, water-dropping planes and helicopters could not prevent the flames extinguishing the island’s main economy source due to strong winds. …

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Patras wildfire: Children’s hospital, elderly home evacuated

Children from a hospital and elderly from a nursing home have been evacuated as a wildfire is raging in Patras, western Greece, on Tuesday. The fire is still raging due to strong winds. Video: Children’s Hospital evacuation Εκκενώνεται το #Καραμανδανειο. Θαυμάστε εικόνα ευρωπαϊκής χώρας. #φωτια #Πατρα pic.twitter.com/1VRjIy5kK9 — idiotypos 🍉 …

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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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Extreme Fire Danger on June 21, Greece’s Civil Protection warns

Greece’s Civil Protection and Climate Crisis ministry issued a warning of Extreme Fire Danger for tomorrow, Friday, June 21, 2024. According to the Fire Risk Prediction Map there is Extreme Fire Danger – (Category 5) for the region of Attica and Very High Danger (Category 4) for several other regions. …

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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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Touristic bus on fire in western Athens (video)

A touristic bus was engulfed in flames on Friday morning The bus was reportedly parked on Athinon Avenue in Haidari when heavy smoke and flames started to come for the engine area. Personnel of the City Hall, opposite the bus, rushed with fire extinguishers before the Fire Service arrived. The …

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