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Fires ALARM RISK for almost half Greece, July 23

Greece’s Civil Protection is warning of an very high risk of fires on Sunday, July 23, 2023. Extreme high (Categoy 5 RED ALERT) is the risk of fires in the regions of: Attica, Evia, Viotia, Fokida, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Larissa, Argolida, Corinth, Messinis, in areas of Achaia, Ilia and the islands …

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Fires reignite in West Attica, Rhodes, Lakonia (videos)

Fires in Mandra and Dervenochoria in West Attica, on the island of Rhodes and Lefkochoma near Sparti in Lakonia reignited on Thursday afternoon and citizens were again ordered to evacuate as the flames started to spread out of control. Western Attica Video: Agios Ioannis Korakas, west of Mandra. The fire …

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Over 23 firefighters injured during the wildfires in Greece in the last days

23 professional firefighters and three volunteers have been injured in the several wildfires that have been burning in Greece since last Sunday. 3 firefighters are hospitalized with burn injuries, while 20 remain in hospital with respiratory problems. One firefighter collapsed on Wednesday during the battle against the flames near Megara …

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Fire in West Αttica out of control: desperate locals, highway closed (videos)

Desperate residents in Nea Zoi village, western Attica, have been crying for help as the flames approach their homes early Tuesday afternoon. They complained to Skai TV that have not seen any firefighter or engines or even water-dropping aerial means to halt the fire front heading to their village. Confused …

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Loutraki wildfire out of control: Athens-Corinth highway closed to traffic

Greek police has stopped traffic circulation on the Athens-Corinth national highway from the Agii Theodori intersection to the Epidaurus intersection, on Monday, due to wildfires southeast of the resort town of Loutraki in western Attica. Traffic has been shut down on both directions. Video: The blaze of Loutraki before the …

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Fire in East Attica: Residents evacuated, strong winds in the area

Residents and visitors in several villages, settlements and seaside resorts in the in eastern Attica received order to evacuate after a forest fire broke out in the area. The fire broke out in the location Peta by Neos Kouvaras short before 1 o’ clock early Monday afternoon and quickly spread …

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High risk of wildfires in several Greece’s regions, July 15-16

With temperatures in Greece reaching over 40 degrees Celsius and a prolonged dry weather, the Civil Protection issued a wildfires hazard warning for Saturday, July 15, 2023. According to the fire hazard prediction map published by the Civil Protection Agency, five regions are considered to be at very high risk …

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Thessaloniki: Patients, staff evacuated after fire in private clinic (videos)

Some 40 patients, among them a woman in labor and a patient on a surgery table,  as well as staff members were evacuated when a fire broke out in a private clinic in Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. The Fire Service responded immediately and ambulances rushed to the clinic to transfer …

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Fire season starts in Greece: What to do and avoid

The fire season in Greece starts on Monday, May 1, and lasts until October 31, 2023 and the Civil Protection mechanism is in full readiness the institution ηασ has announced. The strategic planning is based on the new doctrine of Prevention, Preparation/Readiness in combination with the Immediate Response to emergencies …

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Police officer fires in the air in busy avenue in downtown Athens (video)

A police officer fired three shots in the air in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. He was arrested and later released. The officer fired three “warning” shots in the air during incidents that occurred outside the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) on one of busiest avenues in the …

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Five adults and a baby evacuated during fire in popular Athens restaurant (vids)

Fire Service and Police Department for Extortion have launched an investigation into the causes of a fire that completely destroyed an Italian restaurant in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens early Friday morning, setting at risk people’s lives including of one baby. Eyewitnesses claim it was an arson. Video: The …

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Greek state appeals Mati fire compensation for victims

The state has lodged an appeal against the only, so far, court decision awarding compensation to relatives of victims of the deadly fire in Mati, East Attica, in 2018. In December 2022, the court awarded 300,000 euros to five relatives of a 77-year-old woman from Neos Voutzas who burned to …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos; 133 wildfires in last 24 hours (video)

A big forest fire is raging in a difficult to access area on the island of Zakynthos on Monday, with firefighters and aerial means to try to combat the blaze and hinder it from reaching residential area. The fire broke out short after 4 o’ clock in the afternoon and …

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