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Man dies in Athens fire; More people evacuated are fire fronts raging in Greece

A 38-year-old man lost his life on Friday afternoon after he suffered serious head injuries while he was combating fire in Ippokratio Politia, in North-West Athens. The man, a civilian, has hit by a power column that crashed, state broadcaster ERT reported. According to earlier reports, the man was taken …

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Rolling power cuts in Attica from Aug 6 to avoid blackout due to fires, HEDNO announces

The Greek Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) will implement controlled rolling power cuts in Athens and Attica in order to avoid a blackout. The plan goes into force today, Friday, August 6, 2021. “There will be rolling power cuts in Attica in accordance with the instructions of the Independent Power …

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Firefighters, civilians injured in the Athens forest fire (UPD)

Several firefighters and civilians were injured in the big forest fire in north Athens and were taken to hospitals in the Greek capital on Thursday evening. Two volunteer firefighter are intubated. Injured are: one firefighter, four volunteer firefighters, and five civilians. The firefighter was injured in the battle against the …

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Power grid ADMIE does not rule out electricity cuts due to fire in NW Athens

Greece’s power grid ADMIE (IPTO) warned on Thursday evening of the possibility of rolling cuts in electricity supply depending of the evolution of the forest fire in Kryoneri and Drosogpigi in North-West Athens. The fire has put out of operation two circuits that supply the High Voltage Center of Agios …

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Athens residents urged to stay inside due to heavy smog caused by forest fire

With an urgent warning the National Observatory of Athens called on residents of the Greek capital to stay at home with closed doors and windows due to the high concentration of micro-particles PM2.5 as a heavy smog cloud caused by the Varibobi forest fire has covered the Attica basin. “The …

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Drones determine the Urban Heat Islands in Athens on hot day (video)

Drones with thermal cameras flew over the Acropolis and the Omonia Square on one of the hottest days in Athens and the country on Sunday, to determine that the phenomenon of the Urban Thermal Island is getting more and more intense every day, especially in the Greek capital. The Project …

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Greece hosts tripartite summit with Cyprus and Jordan

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hosted a tripartite summit with the King of Jordan Abdullah II and the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis in Athens on Wednesday. It is the second summit of the three countries since 2018. Aim of the meeting was expand partnership, strengthen cooperation and the coordination …

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Beekeeper arrested for causing the forest fire in Stamata

A beekeeper has been arrested for the forest fire in Stamata, north-eastern Athens, on Wednesday morning. The 64-year-old man was initially detained late on Tuesday on the ground that he has beehives on the hill above the cemetery of Stamata, there where the blaze started. Witnesses had seen him in …

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Two forest fires rage in ΝΕ Athens, residents evacuated in Stamata

Residents were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday noon when a forest fire broke out near the villages of Stamata and Agios Stefanos in north-eastern Athens in the foothills of Penteli mountain. According to the Fire Department, the fire is close to a residential area.  Short time later, one more forest …

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Anti-vaxxers in Greece: Far-rights and religious zealots rally against Covid-vaccines

Waving Greek flags, holding wooden crosses and icons more than 5,000 anti-vaxxers gathered in downtown Athens on Wednesday afternoon to protest vaccines against Covid-19 and the mandatory vaccination of specific groups of professionals. The crowd consisted of far-rights like Golden Dawn and others, religious zealots, Macedonia-is-Greek patriots and supporters of …

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Police officer arrested for trafficking, holding captive 18-year-old girl

A police officer was arrested late on Saturday for trafficking and holding captive an 18-year-old girl. The case was revealed when the girl managed to escape from his home and sought help in a cafe nearby in Ilioupoli suburb of eastern Athens. The girl had run away from home after …

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