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Fires are raging in Vatera, Lesvos, and Dadia Natural Forest in NE Greece

Several major fires are burning across Greece on Sunday burning down thousands of acres of forest and low vegetation land, forcing residents and tourists to evacuations. Some of the 53 wildfires that started on Friday and Saturday still raging at Sunday noon. The most extensive, and dangerous, fire is the …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Thessaloniki Fire: Two intubated, 11 injured, dozens evacuated (video)

Over 44 people were evacuated, eleven people have been rushed to hospitals and two have been intubated after a big fire broke out in the building housing the Thessaloniki Chamber of Industry, on Aristotelous Square in the center of the city in northern Greece. The fire broke out short before …

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Residents evacuated, houses burned down when wildfire broke out at resort near Athens

Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of the coastal resort town Nea Makri near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. At least two houses and several vehicles were burned down, but no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Γαμω την τρέλα μου.. και …

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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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Dramatic forest fires in Rovies, Evia; big blaze nears Ancient Olympia (videos)

Forest fires Greece: Locals and tourists in Rovies, Evia were urged to rush to the sea on Wednesday afternoon as the big fire front was heading to the village. Hardly had dozens of people reached the beach to be transferred to safety with coast guard vessels and the blames started …

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IANOS leaves behind 3 dead, one missing and extensive destruction

Three dead people, one missing woman and extensive destruction is what Medicane Ianos left behind after it swept over Greece from Thursday night to Sunday. Over 8,000 homes and businesses are still under water in the Prefecture of Karditsa, Central Greece, three days after nature struck. Its rage started in …

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First Greek in Wuhan evacuation flight, all passengers in quarantine

One Greek national is among the Europeans evacuated from Wuhan with a special flight chartered by France. Among the passengers were many French and dozens of other European citizens. On passenger showed symptoms suspected to cornavirus during the flight. The plane landed in Istres military base in Southern France, 50 …

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Minister for Citizen Protections issues deadline for squats evacuations

Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, has issued an …ultimatum for those occupying squats: they have 15 days to evacuate them. In a statement, the Minister calls for the evacuations of the squats and notes that in the case of asylum seekers residing in these occupied buildings, they should be …

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Zakynthos Fire: Dramatic moments as two villages evacuated (picts, vids)

Dramatic moments on the island of Zakynthos: Authorities ordered the evacuation of houses and hotel facilities in the villages of Keri and Agala in the south-west of the island in the Ionian Sea. The fire broke out in Agalas village on Sunday morning and by 2:30 in the afternoon it …

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Samos: Tourists and locals evacuated as forest fire is ranging (videos) UPD

A big forest fire is raging on the island of Samos and authorities have ordered the evacuation of  two hotels as well residents of the area of Mesokampos near Pythagorio. The fire broke out in a forest in Mesokampos short after 5 o’ clock Saturday afternoon. It spread quickly and …

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Crete: Greek Communist Party protests USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay

Members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) marched through the streets of Chania, Crete,  Friday evening protested the arrival of  US assault ship USS Kearsarge at the Souda Bay. Holding torches and candles they demanded the closure of the US naval base at Souda and and Greece not to be …

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Crete: US military buildup in Souda Bay

A US military buildup is taking place at the Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete as Muammar Gaddafi keeps bombing his own people and there is no sign of a peaceful solution. US Navy amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce are expected to arrive at Souda …

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Evacuees from Libya: Some went missing-Greece fears they might stay illegally

There seem to be problems with the evacuation of foreigners from Libya via the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete as Greece is fearing that evacuees from South East Asia may join the army of illegal immigrants in the country. Already 15 Shri Lankans went ‘missing’ after arriving …

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