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Greeks hold candle event to honor the fires victims in Athens

A few hundred people gathered outside the Greek Palriament at Syntagma Square on Monday evening to honor the  dozens of victims of the deadly wildfires in East Athens. With candles the formed a heart and the date of the unprecedented tragedy <23-7>. Their solidarity with the victims’ families was silent. …

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Wildfires burn down 1260 hectares alone in Mati, East Attica

Detailed maps showing the extent of the burnt areas in eastern Attica were released on Monday by the forest fires monitoring centre of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at the National Observatory of Athens. Using a system of Drones/UAV for high resolution spatial analysis, …

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Top plastic surgeon from Australia in Greece to help victims of wildfires

A top plastic surgeon based in Adelaide has traveled from Australia to Greece to offers his help and expert assistance to the victims of the wildfires who have suffered burn injuries. Dr John Greenwood who has developed synthetic skin product hopes to be able to use it on the fire …

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Dimitris, 13 years old: One more child missing in Athens fires confirmed dead

One more child missing in the Athens wildfires has been confirmed dead on Saturday: 13-year-old Dimitris Alexpoulos. With every DNA match the tiny spark of hope dies together with the missing beloved one, the many victims of the fires. Authorities confirmed the death of the 13-year-old boy who went missing …

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Danish tourist rescued by Greek Navy 4.5 NM off Mati wildfires (video)

The Greek Navy released a video footage showing the rescue of a Danish tourist who had jumped into the sea to escape the rushing flames in East Attica. The tourist  from Denmark was spotted swimming 4.5 nautical miles, some 7.5 km, off the coast of Mati, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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WRF-SFIRE system simulates spread of lethal fire in Athens

Wildfires in Athens, East Attica. A pilot implementation on the WRF-SFIRE forecasting system stimulates the spread of the deadly fire on 23. July 2018. The video shows the evolution of the lethal fire in East Attica, as predicted by the WRF-SFIRE forecasting system of the National Observatory of Athens. It …

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Firefighter’s baby dies in Athens fires, wife in critical condition

A 6-month-old baby boy died in the arms of his mother, as she fled the inferno beginning of the week. The boy’s father was one of the firefighters fighting against the raging Athens wildfires on Monday. Mother and son were found in the sea, five hours after the blaze reached …

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Emergency situation in suburbs in North Athens

Emergenc yin several suburbs of North Athens. Local authorities urge citizens in Marousi, Vrilissia and Chalandri to stay in their homes. In some streets the water has reached a depth of one meter, locals say on social media. The Fire Service has received more than 140 calls, many by motorists …

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Attica wildfires info: Missing Pets and Found Pets with pictures

Several pets went missing in the wildfires in North-East Athens (East Attica). Owners and families are seeking for their pets on social media, others post pictures of pets that they have found. Please, note that several volunteers are currently (24. July 2018) in Mati, Kokkino Limanaki and Neos Voutzas in …

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Residents evacuated, forestland burned down as wildfires break out in Santomeri

Residents were evacuated and houses were burned down after a wildfire in the area of Santomeri, Achaia in north-western Peloponnese, went out of control late afternoon Monday. The blaze burned all night, with firefighters and volunteers struggling to get it under control. Forest land were destroyed and agriculture was damaged. …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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20 high-ranking officials testify to prosecutor over deadly blaze in July

Regional and local government officials, former chiefs in charge of Police, the Fire Service and as well as members of the Coast Guard, a total of 21 people started arriving at the prosecutor’s office in Athens on Tuesday morning. In presence of their lawyers, the officials have to answer questions …

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Demolitions of illegal buildings started in Sounio area, South Attica

Demolitions of illegal buildings in the area of Sounion in South Attica started on Wednesday, the Greek Environment and Energy Minister said. The first demolition took place in Agrileza along the Athens-Sounion national road. Demolitions in Marathonas-Dionysos are scheduled to start next week. The first round of demolitions affect 22 …

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Death toll rises to 96 after one more fire victim dies in hospital

A 68-year-old man died in KAT hospital in Athens late on Tuesday increasing the death toll in Athens wildfires to rose to 96. Another fire victim, a 63-year-old man, died on Monday. Twenty two days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 29 people …

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One more fire victim dies in hospital, death toll increases to 95

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 95 on Monday after one more fire victim died in hospital in Athens.  The latest victim is a 63-year-old man in KAT hospital. Twenty one days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 30 people are reportedly …

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