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Number of wildfires in Greece 22% higher since start of 2024

Greece experienced 3,543 wildfires between January 1 and May 1, a rise of 22% compared to last year’s 2,907 blazes, according to the Fire Service, which is bracing for a very difficult fire season. What is causing particular alarm is that “some of these fires displayed characteristics similar to blazes …

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Pierian Mountains: Wildfire ranges out of control for 3. consecutive day (videos)

For third consecutive day a wildfire is raging on the Pierian Mountains in the north-west of Olympus mountain. The fire front is out of control and threatens the mountaineering club and a wildlife shelter in Sarakatsana area, and is moving towards Kozani. Video: How the fire smoke spreads beyond the …

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Evros fire abates; 935,000 acres turned into ashes (video)

The wildfire in Evros, in northeastern Greece, where firefighting efforts continue for the 17th consecutive day, is abating on Monday. Αccording to state broadcaster ERT, there hasn’t been an active front since late on Sunday, September 3, 2023. However, crews remain vigilant for potential flare-ups, particularly in the core of …

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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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ΕU’s Emergency Response to tackle biggest wildfire in Greece

Τo tackle the biggest wildfires ever recorded in the EU, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre – rescEU – has mobilized 11 firefighting planes and 1 helicopter from the rescEU reserve, stationed in 6 Member States. In addition, 6 European countries have contributed with 6 ground forest fire fighting teams …

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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 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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Bodies of 18 people found in Dadia forest that is on fire

The charred bodies of at least 18 people have been found in Dadia forest that has been on fire since Monday afternoon, the Fire Service announced on Tuesday. The bodies were found in two spots of the dense forest near the village of Avantas in Evros, north-eastern Greece. Fire Service …

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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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Wildfire raging in NE Greece; Egnatia highway partly closed; evacuations (videos)

A wildfire is raging out of control in a forest area in Melia, Alexandroupolis North-East Greece.The fire broke out earlier on Saturday and has forced the evacuation of seven villages as well as the closure of parts of Egnatia highway as strong winds are pushing the flames to the south. …

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Thousands stranded in Athens-Corinth highway after fire in tank truck (vids)

Thousands of vehicles have been trapped in the Athens-Corinth highway and dozens of passengers are stuck in the Proastikos train for over 7 hours due to a fire in a tank truck earlier on Thursday. Απίστευτη ταλαιπωρία καταγγέλλουν οι οδηγοί που παραμένουν εγκλωβισμένοι στην #Εθνική Οδό Αθηνών – Κορίνθου, κατόπιν …

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