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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos: Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists at the village Megala Alonia -Megaloni – were ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire that broke out in the northern part of  the island of Zakynthos short before Wednesday noon. Residents have received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate toward the village of …

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UPDATE Fire in West Attica forces evacuation, partial closure of Athens-Corinth highway

A forest fire broke out near the Elefsina toll station on the Athens-Corinth national highway, forcing authorities to shut down traffic in a part of the highway and ordering the evacuation of  a nearby settlement. The fire broke out in low vegetation area, three kilometers from the Elefsina toll around …

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Lesvos Fire: Hotel, Vatera village evacuated, two house burned down (vid)

LESVOS FIRE VATERA: A hotel facility was evacuated as the flames were nearing and the preventive evacuation of Vatera village was ordered Saturday noon as the big fire that broke in the morning in the area of Rogada Polichnitos was out of control. Two houses have been burned down. One …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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Greek Foreign Ministry evacuates 47 more people from Ukraine

The operation “Nostos 7” for the evacuation of 47 individuals from Ukraine, including one Greek citizen, 25 ethnic Greeks and one Swedish citizen, has been concluded successfully, the Greek foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. The evacuees crossed the Ukrainian-Moldovan border at midnight and were in Bucharest on Wednesday, the ministry …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greek FM Dendias contacts Ukrainian counterpart, OSCE for Consul protection in Mariupol

Diplomatic sources in Athens said on Sunday that there are no reports of an attack on the OSCE building, which houses the Consulate General in Mariupol. Earlier reports also by international media claimed that the OSCE building had come under fire. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is contacting international organizations …

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Greece’s humanitarian convoy with 100 Greek nationals and locals left Mariupol

Greece’s General Consulate in Mariupol was partly evacuated on Wednesday morning and a humanitarian convoy with Greek nationals and media correspondents as well as several ethnic Greeks residents of the area left for Moldavia. Mariupol in the East is been heavily under fire, and is surrounded by Russian troops, from …

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Euroferry Olympia: Two people still trapped on burning ship, reports of missing persons

Dozens of passengers and crew members were on board of the Euroferry Olympia have been evacuated from the burning ship and are reportedly on lifeboats and coast guard vessels sailing to the island of Corfu short after 10 o’ clock Friday morning. There are currently reports of some 11 missing …

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Forest fire is raging in Varympompi, NW Attica: Settlement evacuated; residents urged to shut doors, windows

Authorities temporarily closed a small part of the national highway Athens-Lamia in north-eastern Attica early Tuesday afternoon due to the big fire front of Varympompi. Some two hours earlier, residents of Varympompi and Kryoneri Attica, were urged to shut doors, windows and chimneys after a thick black cloud emerged from …

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Hotels and one village evacuated on Samos due to wildfire raging

Two hotels close to the fire front were evacuated on Thursday afternoon on the island of Samos where a wildfire has been raging since the morning. The fire broke out in the forest of the area Vourliotes in the east of the island. The order for evauation was given by …

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Kara Tepe evacuation started, migrants moved to …temporary fenced camp nearby

The first 54 of some 600 migrants who currently stay at the Kara Tepe reception and identification center on Lesvos island were transferred to a temporary fenced camp nearby early Saturday morning. The evacuation has been made in view of Kara Tepe shutting down in a few days’ time, the …

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Dozens rush to rescue shelter animals threatened by wildfire in Athens

Dozens of animal lovers rushed to rescue animals from a shelter that was threatened from a wildfire. The fire broke out Saturday noon at the feet of mountain Hymettus in eastern Athens and threatened the shelter in the municipality of Vyronas that hosts some 70 dogs. ΣΟΣ Τώρα Φωτιά στο …

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Six people evacuated from cut-off village Oxia in flooded Central Greece

Six people from the small village area of Oxia have been successfully airlifted to safety on Tuesday morning. Located on the mountains by Mouzaki, the village has been cut-off since Saturday after medicane Ianos struck the area causing extensive damage in the infrastructure. Two helicopters of the Fire Service brought …

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