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Αthens-Corinth highway closed due to fire in West Attica (video)

Traffic was interrupted in both directions on the Athens-Corinth highway on Thursday due to a fuel truck that caught fire at Kakia Skala, in the Corinth-bound lanes. Correction to earlier KTG post: The fire broke out around 12:30 noon in a fuel truck at a parking lot and spread to …

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Wildfires on Crete partly under control (video)

Firefighters were still trying to put out a fire on Wednesday evening that broke out in the afternoon between the villages of Venerato and Kiparissi in Heraklio  prefecture on the island of Crete. The fire started burning low brush in an area called Sinapi. A total of 13 firefighters with …

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Wildfire in Kefalonia largely under control

Dozens of firefighter and several aerial means are still struggling on Monday against the wildfire on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. The wildfire broke out around 9 o’ clock on Sunday evening in an area of mixed farmland and forest in Aghia Irini. No residential areas are …

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Wildfire in Karystos, south Evia; 2nd fire caused by power cable (video)

A wildfire broke out in a remote forest area at Melissonas, in Karystos, south Evia island, on Friday afternoon. The fire broke out in a ravine where firefighters do not have easy access and it is burning a forest in Rouklia area of Agios Dimitrios in Karystos Municipality. According to …

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Two villages evacuated in East Attica due to wildfire

An evacuation order was sent via the emergency number 112 to residents in the areas of Paliouri and Rizari at Marathonas, on the east coast of Attica, where a wildfire broke out at 14:40 on Wednesday afternoon. According to local media, the area is filled with smoke and the flames …

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1,470 wildfires in July burned 470,000 acres in Greece

A total of 1,470 wildfires occurred in the month of July, Civil Protection and Climate Crisis Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday. These wildfires burned 470,000 acres, the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said in a report evaluating the impact of the heatwave in July 2023. In …

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Ammunition explosions: Defense Ministry inspects fire safety in military sites

Following the ammunition explosions in the depot of the country’s biggest air base, 111 Combat wind, due to wildfires,  Deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, travels to military sites throughout Greece in order to inspect their fire safety measures. “As a political leadership we want to guarantee the issues concerning the …

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Citizens’ Protection Minister resigns after sea trip amid wildfires crisis

Minister of Citizens’ Protection Notis Mitarakis resigned early Friday afternoon, citing “personal reasons.” The Prime Minister has accepted his resignation, its the official government position, while the background is politically more juicy: “it was PM Mitsotakis who asked his resignation,” state ERT TV reported. Mitarakis’ resignation follows an article by …

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594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, dozens of arrests

A total of 594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, under heatwave conditions and with high-velocity winds, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Wednesday. Of the 594 fires, 571 were put out before they spread. Five of them spread extensively to Dervenochoria, Corfu, Rhodes, …

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Urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the Rhodes fire

Judicial authorities on the island of Rhodes have launched an urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the fire burning for 9th consecutive day. The commander of the Fire Department, Nikitas Venios, and the head of the Dodecanese Forest Directorate, Katerina Balatsouka, were asked to provide explanations to the Dodecanese …

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Entire Rhodes on “state of emergency”: Active fire fronts on July 26

A state of emergency was declared for the entire island of Rhodes on Wednesday due to the fires that are burning for the 9th consecutive day. The Civil Protection has declared “state of emergency” to ten municipal units of the fire-striken island of Rhodes since July 18. Like a “Lernaean …

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Extreme and Very High Risk of Fires, July 25; Civil Protection MAP

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued an emergency bulletin warning of Extreme Fire Risk in 5 regions and Very High Fire Risk  for another 13 regions on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. According to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate …

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