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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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Residents evacuated, houses burned down when wildfire broke out at resort near Athens

Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of the coastal resort town Nea Makri near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. At least two houses and several vehicles were burned down, but no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Γαμω την τρέλα μου.. και …

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Dry thunderstorms trigger wildfires in Attica and Halkidiki

Wildfires broke out in western Attica and Halkidiki most possibly caused by a so-called “dry thunderstorm” sweeping on the Greek mainland on Wednesday evening. The phenomenon was observed also in Athens where  the dry thunderstorm was followed by very powerful North-East winds with gust up to 9 Beaufort a few …

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Over 1,000 electricity poles burnt in Athens fire

More than 1,000 electricity poles have reportedly so far been damaged in the devastating wildfires that have ravaged northern Attica. Of these, more than 230 are in the suburb of Varybobi alone, according to Giorgos Adamidis, the president of the GENOP-DEI union representing Public Power Corporation employees. Speaking to Skai …

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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 …

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Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sept 4 (map)

Greece Civil Protection is warning of a very high risk of wildfires or forest fires on Friday, September 4, 2020. Nine regional units are under the high risk, among them is the Attica Prefecture. In fact, the Civil Protection alerted via emergency number the residents of Attica on Thursday afternoon …

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Wildfire in Martino passes over Athens-Lamia highway, traffic diverted

Authorities closed traffic on both directions of the Athens – Lamia highway in the height of Martino on Friday afternoon due to a raging wildfire. Vehicles are being diverted by alternative routes to avoid the thick smoke that has covered the highway. The diversion takes place at the 125.7 km …

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One dead near wildfire area in Fyli, West Athens

A 48-year-old man was found unconscious in the yard of a factory near the wildfire in Fyli area in West Athens on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics of an ambulance tired to revive him but without success. He was transferred to a hospital in Athens where doctors only confirmed his death. According …

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Stormy winds up to 8 Beaufort and very high risk of wildfires

Stormy summer winds, the meltemia, increase the risk of wild fires in Greece. According to a weather warning issued by Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY, North winds will be blowing with intensity of 7 and 8 Beaufort on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Affected are areas in the North-East, Central and …

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Athens Municipality on high alert due to wildfire risk – Check other regions

Authorities at the Municipality of Athens are on high alert and took preventive measures due to strong winds blowing in the area and high temperatures that increase the risk of wildfires. Access to green parks including the National Garden in the center of Athens as well to forest areas like …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Nia Vardalos, John Stamos join forces with THI to rebuild wildfires-ridden Orphanage

Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to help rebuild the Lyreio Orphanage that was largely destroyed during the Athens wildfires in July. Funds raised through the online campaign will be funneled directly to the orphanage that does not receive subsidies and is funded …

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26-year-old wildfires victim dies in hospital, death toll rises to 99

For fifty days a 26-year-old woman was fighting for her life in the intensive care of a hospital in Athens where she was since 23rd July. On Tuesday, Sept 11th, the heavily injured victim of the Athens wildfires succumbed to her injuries. Together with her mother, Elisavet Hardaloupa was in …

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Death toll rises to 94 after one more victim of Athens fires dies in hospital

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 94, after one more fire victim died in the hospital late on Friday night. The 57-year-old woman was in Thriaseio Hospital in Athens and she was not in intensive care unit. Nineteen days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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Civil Protection General Secretary resigns over Wildfires Tragedy

The General Secretary of Greece’s Civil Protection Giannis Kapakis submitted his resignation on Monday, exactly two weeks after the wildfires tragedy that cost the lives of so far 91 people. The resignation comes a fay after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replaced the chiefs of Fire  Service and Police.He replaced them …

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Victims’ families file first lawsuit against all responsible for Athens fires tragedy

Two families who lost relatives in the Athens wildfires filed lawsuits at the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office in Athens on Wednesday morning. The families demand the persecution of all responsible for the loss of their beloved ones: a 70-year-old father and husband and a 74-year-old mother. The testimonies how the …

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