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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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Amanzoe, luxury hotel in Kranidi, issues statement after the wildfire on Monday

The 5* luxury resort hotel Amanzoe in Kranidi, Peloponnese, issued a statement on Tuesday, a day after a wildfire that broke out in the forest nearby entered the grounds of the property, forcing the evacuation of guests and employees. Listing the damages, Amanzoe stressed that “all guests and staff were …

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Big forest fire in popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno, West Attica (videos)

Over 130 firefighters with the help of water-dropping aerial means have been battling a big forest fire that broke out in the popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno in North-West Attica on Tuesday. Residents of a nearby settlement have been ordered to evacuate. According to latest information, one house located …

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Minor in serious condition after fire breaks out in Athens refugee facility

A 14-year-old boy is being hospitalized in serious condition after a fire broke out at the refugee facility of Elaionas in Athens early on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, the minor is suffering from burns and respiratory problems and has been intubated at the Aghia Sophia Children Hospital.   …

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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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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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Public bus in Thessaloniki goes in flames as it drives to bus stop

A public bus in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, burst into flames as it was traveling in the district of Agios Athanassios, in Halkidona Municipality on Saturday. The driver and the passengers managed to disembark  in time, no injury has been reported. The Fire Service rushed to the spot …

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“I heard an explosion, my clothes got fire” says survivor as second Covid-patient dies

  The man was one of three patients in the ward where the fire broke out on Wednesday morning. A 79-year old patient was completely burned and died on the spot. The third patient, a 72-year-old man, also sustained burn injuries and “is being treated out of danger”, director of …

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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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Burning papers for heating: Thessaloniki home on fire; 3 elderly die in Larissa and Crete

An elderly man in Thessaloniki saw his home being destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday. The man, who could not afford heating, was burning papers to warm his hands in the cold March night. Speaking to media after the disaster, the tenant of an apartment …

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