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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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Ammunition explosions: Defense Ministry inspects fire safety in military sites

Following the ammunition explosions in the depot of the country’s biggest air base, 111 Combat wind, due to wildfires,  Deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, travels to military sites throughout Greece in order to inspect their fire safety measures. “As a political leadership we want to guarantee the issues concerning the …

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Locals and tourists may return to certain villages on Rhodes

Residents and tourists of specific towns and villages in eastern Rhodes may return to their accommodations, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said through the emergency 112 system on Thursday, July 27, 2023.. Specifically, the following areas are safe from fires and evacuated persons may return to: Malona, Charaki, …

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Fires turn Magnisia in Central Greece into a waste land (graphic picts!)

Strong winds in the prefecture of Magnisia, central Greece, flared-up the three fire fronts, with residents of at least eight settlements and villages to have been ordered to evacuate at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2023. “Unfortunately, the situation is almost out of control. Now the fire has turned …

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Urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the Rhodes fire

Judicial authorities on the island of Rhodes have launched an urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the fire burning for 9th consecutive day. The commander of the Fire Department, Nikitas Venios, and the head of the Dodecanese Forest Directorate, Katerina Balatsouka, were asked to provide explanations to the Dodecanese …

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Corfu fire: Evacuations as blazes approach villages

It was short after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, when residents of Loutses in the north of the island of Corfu received a message to evacuate their village. “If you are in the Louches area, evacuate now to Arachavi. Forest fire in your area. You are following the instructions …

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Allowance of €534 for workers at businesses closed due to fires

An allowance of 534 euros per month for up to three months will be provided for employees of businesses that were forced to close due to the fires, Labor Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Monday. “We have already submitted an amendment to the finance ministry bill, according to which businesses, …

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Rhodes: Hotel, villages evacuate as forest fire out of control on Rhodes (videos)

Α forest fire on the island of Rhodes has been raging since Tuesday afternoon burning down a dense forest of pine trees and cypresses and wildlife. Despite firefighting efforts, the blaze went out of control. UPDATE12:30 Wednesday noon authorities ordered the evacuation of four villages and one hotel. Evacuated even …

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