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Greece requests additional Beriev against fires, Russia sends Ilyushin and Mi-8

Greece has requested Russia to deploy a second Beriev Be-200, a so-called super weapon against the fires still raging in the country. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had an extensive telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The battling against wildfires was discussed as well as the possibility …

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Antetokounmpo donates temporary accommodation to fire-stricken residents

Giannis Antetokounmpo, has offered temporary accommodation to residents of Athens and Attic affected by the devastating wildfires that have swept across the area since Tuesday for several days and nights. The Greek Freak but also many anonymous volunteers jumped immediately to help, where other prominent Greeks remained silent to the …

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Three fires in Attica; Civil Protection warning of “very high risk” for Aug31

Three wildfires broke out in Attica on Friday afternoon, with firefighters to have to work against the flames and the strong winds. The wildfires broke out on Penteli Mountain near residence areas, in Artemida in North-East Attica and Tanagra in North-West of Athens. In Penteli, the fire broke out in …

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Warning of “very high risk” of fires; 59 forest fires in 24h across Greece

Forest and wild fires continue in Greece nevertheless the prolonged dryness, high temperatures and strong summer winds. In the last 24 hours, the Fire Service had to intervene into 59 forest fires across the country. Thursday is another day of “very high risk” of forest and wild fires, with the …

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EU countries send fire fighting aircraft for Evia forest fire

Spain and Italy sent fire fighting aircraft to the forest fire on Evia after Greece submitted a request at the European Civil Protection on Tuesday European Commissioner Christos Stylianides who is visitng Athens on Wednesday estimated that according to his experience as Commissioner and the wildfires he saw in many …

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Evia: Settlement, monastery evacuated, NATURA Narrow Forest on fire

The forest fire in central Evia seems to be out of control due to powerful winds blowing in the area. The thick smoke of burning pine trees have reached Attica and capital Athens. On fire is the narrow forest Dirfys protected by NATURA 2000. The fire is near three village …

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Unstable weekend weather: Rain, thunderstorms, powerful winds

Weather will remain unstable over the weekend, with clouds, rain showers and local thunderstorms in several regions of Greece. At the same time, temperatures will remain high and strong North winds (meltemia) will blow in the Aegean Sea. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast in Thessaly, the Sporades islands, North Evia …

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Greece’s Fire Service announces opening of firefighting season 2019

The Greek Fire Service has announced the opening of the firefighting season 2019. The firefighting season that in fact forbids the setting of fires outdoors runs from May 1 until October 31. Calling on citizens to avoid anything that would start a fire, the Fire Service published a list of …

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Power column explodes like fireworks due to gale force winds in Attica (video)

It was short after 7 o’ clock Thursday evening, when a power column started to explode like fireworks. A resident immediately called the Fire Service as the area of East Attica still suffers from the painful and deadly wildfires in July. Powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 …

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Two villages evacuated on Evia as wildfire rages on Sunday (videos)

Two villages and one monastery have been evacuated as a big wildfire has been raging on the island of Evia since the afternoon on Sunday. The fire broke out in a forest area unassailable to the Fire Service it was initially only aerial means set against the fire. As the …

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Greece establishes new Emergency Response Service to deal with natural disasters

The General Secretariat for Greece’s Civil Protection is abolished and replaced by a new agency, the National Emergency Response Service. The radical change comes 18 days after the deadly wildfires in Athens with 93 people dead during which is Civil Protection was practically absent. The new public service will be …

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Body with burns spotted floating in sea off Glyfada – Fleves

A body floating in the sea was recovered on Tuesday morning near the islet of Fleves in the sea area of Glyfada in south Athens. The macabre finding was discovered by the owner of a private boat sailing from the marina in Glyfada to the island of Aegina at 8:30 …

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One more body recovered in Mati, death toll increases to 92

One more body was recovered from the sea area in front of Kokkino Limanaki of Mati on Monday afternoon, a full week after the deadly blaze swept through East Attica, North-East of Greek capital Athens. Death toll has increased to 92 although there is no official confirmation. According to preliminary …

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