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Civil Protection warns of “Very High Risk” for forest fires on Aug 23

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a warning over a “very high risk” of forest fires and wildfires for Friday, August 23rd 2019. According to the warning the following areas are affected: Attica and Viotia, the islands of Evia, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Kythera as well as Lakonia, Arkadia, Argolida, Corinth, …

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Police arrest serial arsonist for having started 9 wildfires on Evia

Police has arrested a 32-year-old Greek man, a serial arsonist as investigation proved, for having started nine wildfires on the island of Evia in the months of June, July and August. According to a Fire Service statement, the man has been arrested following investigation by the relevant department. He has …

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Volunteer firefighter sentenced for setting wildfire in Samos last week

A 45-year-old volunteer firefighter was sentenced to eight months imprisonment on 3-year suspension for a wildfire in Kontakeika area on the island of Samos last week. Last Thursday evening, the man had reportedly informed the volunteer firefighters units of the island about a fire in the area. He furthermore claimed …

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