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Wildfire on Paros island: Residents ordered to evacuate (video)

A wildfire broke out on the island of Paros on Monday and thus near the area of Pyrgaki. Strong winds blowing in the area with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make the work of firefighter to extinguish the blaze extremely difficult. Video: As the fire front is moving towards …

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Wildfire in south Crete contained; suspect arrested

The wildfire in Mavros Kolymbos in Lasithi, southern Greece, has been contained the fire brigade announced on Sunday. Α 35-year-old suspect for arson has been arrested. Fire fighting forces remain in the area. rsSatellite pictures of the burned area at 12:05 p.m. April 7, 2024posted by Remote Sensing Lab rslab.gr …

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Fire in school in central Greece; 9 students, one teacher in hospital (video)

Nine students and one teacher of EPAL high school in Amfissa, central Greece, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in the school building. Firefighters rushed to the area and extinguished the fire. As the building was engulfed in smoke, students and a teacher experienced breathing problems …

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Greek frigate “Hydra” opens fire on two UAVs in the Gulf of Aden

Frigate “Hydra” of the Greek Navy opened fire on two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Houthis in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday. The firing was in accordance with the rules of engagement, causing the UAVs to retreat. With a 188-member crew “Hydra” was providing protection to a merchant vessel …

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Protesting farmers empty manure at gov’t building (videos)

Angry farmers in western Greece dumped a truck loaded with manure and hay outside the building of the regional government in Messolonghi on Tuesday. Employees were inside the building as the action was taking place. The farmers of the regional unit of  Aitoloakarnania were apparently inspired by their Belgian colleagues …

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Evros fire abates; 935,000 acres turned into ashes (video)

The wildfire in Evros, in northeastern Greece, where firefighting efforts continue for the 17th consecutive day, is abating on Monday. Αccording to state broadcaster ERT, there hasn’t been an active front since late on Sunday, September 3, 2023. However, crews remain vigilant for potential flare-ups, particularly in the core of …

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Eerie images as fire in Evros raging for 13. consecutive day (videos)

Residents of Soufli and nearby villages and settlements experience dramatic hours as the flames and the fire-cloud have surrounded the town of Evros and the blaze is raging out of control for 13th consecutive day. The air is suffocating humans and animals and the images from the area are eerie. …

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ΕU’s Emergency Response to tackle biggest wildfire in Greece

Τo tackle the biggest wildfires ever recorded in the EU, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre – rescEU – has mobilized 11 firefighting planes and 1 helicopter from the rescEU reserve, stationed in 6 Member States. In addition, 6 European countries have contributed with 6 ground forest fire fighting teams …

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Bodies of 18 people found in Dadia forest that is on fire

The charred bodies of at least 18 people have been found in Dadia forest that has been on fire since Monday afternoon, the Fire Service announced on Tuesday. The bodies were found in two spots of the dense forest near the village of Avantas in Evros, north-eastern Greece. Fire Service …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in 6 Greek regions Aug 20 (MAP)

A very high risk of fires (risk category 4) has been forecast for Sunday, August 20, in six regions of Greece, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The regions with a Very High …

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Fire on Zakynthos largely contained; locals speak of “arson”

The fire on the island of Zakynthos has been largely contained is largely under control on Saturday morning after firefighters battled against the flames throughout the night. Firefighting forces remain in the area to prevent rekindling. Locals speak of “arson”. The fire broke out in an area of low-vegetation and …

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Thousands stranded in Athens-Corinth highway after fire in tank truck (vids)

Thousands of vehicles have been trapped in the Athens-Corinth highway and dozens of passengers are stuck in the Proastikos train for over 7 hours due to a fire in a tank truck earlier on Thursday. Απίστευτη ταλαιπωρία καταγγέλλουν οι οδηγοί που παραμένουν εγκλωβισμένοι στην #Εθνική Οδό Αθηνών – Κορίνθου, κατόπιν …

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Αthens-Corinth highway closed due to fire in West Attica (video)

Traffic was interrupted in both directions on the Athens-Corinth highway on Thursday due to a fuel truck that caught fire at Kakia Skala, in the Corinth-bound lanes. Correction to earlier KTG post: The fire broke out around 12:30 noon in a fuel truck at a parking lot and spread to …

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Two villages evacuated in East Attica due to wildfire

An evacuation order was sent via the emergency number 112 to residents in the areas of Paliouri and Rizari at Marathonas, on the east coast of Attica, where a wildfire broke out at 14:40 on Wednesday afternoon. According to local media, the area is filled with smoke and the flames …

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