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New Rethymno fire under control – Strong suspicion on arson

All fire fronts in Aghios Vassilios municipality in south Rethymno that broke out on Monday afternoon are currently under control, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the fires on Monday were rekindled fires of Friday and Saturday or new fires. Local authorities claim “arson”pointing out fires …

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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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Civil Protection: “Very high risk of fires” in several Greece’s regions (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Friday, July 15, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are  mostly in Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” North winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort locally will increase the fire risk. According to the …

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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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Fire in resort hotel near Heraklion, Crete

Strong forces of the Fire Department rushed to a multi-storey resort hotel in Kokkini Hani area of Hersonissos Municipality on the island of Crete on Monday afternoon. It was short after 5 o’ clock when the Fire Service was alerted. Thick smoke rose from the hotel and was seen in …

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Two arrested in connection with fire in Amanzoe hotel in Kranidi

Two men were arrested in connection with the wildfire in Kranidi that damaged also the luxury hotel Amanzoe, police announced on Tuesdays. Τhe two suspects, a Greek and an Albanian, were carrying out electrical work at a construction site nearby. A short circuit during the work caused the fire, local …

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