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Dramatic battle against raging forest fire in Kineta, West Attica (videos)

A forest fire has been raging in the resort of Kineta in West Attica in a blaze front extending to six kilometers. Powerful wind of up to 7 and occasionally 8 Beaufort make the firefighters’ work almost impossible. The rough sea hinders aerial means from loading water from the sea. …

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Fire destroys historical building of War Museum in Chania (videos)

A fire broke out in the historic building of the Italian military barracks in the center of Chania, Crete,  short after 9:30 Sunday night. The fire spread very quickly and went out of control despite the firefighters’ mobilization and efforts. The building that used to house the War Museum seems …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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Lighting strikes intercity bus in Northern Greece, burns it to the ground (video)

An unprecedented incident occurred in North-Eastern Greece, when a lightning stroke an intercity bus on a national road on Saturday afternoon. The bus was burned to the ground and it was due to the electric discharge system of the bus and the driver’s quick reflexes that averted a tragedy. The …

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Fire in battery plant raises concerns about environmental impact in Xanthi

Five small villages were evacuated after a fire in a batteries production factory broke out Tuesday noon. The fire broke out around 1 o’ clock at the Sunlight battery plant in Neo Olvio in the outskirts of the town on Xanthi in North-Easter Greece. Sweeping through plastic and other flammable …

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Baby boy alone at home when fire breaks out in apartment in Athens

Fire fighters were shocked to find a baby boy alone in an apartment on fire in downtown Athens in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The 14-month-old boy has been transferred to a children’s hospital where it remains intubated and in critical condition. Authorities investigate to raise charges against the …

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Two die after fire breaks out in Welfare Home for Elderly

Two women died and one is in critical condition after a fire broke out in a Welfare Home for Elderly in Kallithea suburb of south Athens. The fire broke out around 6 o’ clock Saturday morning in the basement of the building, where the room of the women was. Strong …

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Tragedy in Katerini: Three die when fire breaks out in home and spreads in multi-store building

A fire in a five-store building in Katerini, West Macedonia, left behind three people dead. Two elder brothers and the daughter of one. Fire brigades evacuated eight more people. The fire broke out in the apartment of the first floor around 5 o’ clock on Sunday morning and spread quickly. …

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Elderly woman dies when device she used to keep her warm catches fire

A 90-year-old woman died when the electric water bottle she used to keep her warm caught fire. A fire broke out Sunday midnight in an 2nd floor apartment in Neapoli, Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Neighbors who saw thick smoke coming out of the apartment called the Fire Service. When fire fighters …

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UPD Wildfires rage on Zakynthos, firefighters deployed from other regions

Four fire fronts have been raging on the island of Zakynthos after one more wildfire broke out in the south-west of the island Saturday afternoon. Due to the strong winds of up 6 Beaufort, the blaze in Agalas-Koiliomenou area spread quickly and went out of control. Firefighters deployed from other …

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Wildfire on Kythira under control after 8% of the island burned down

The large wildfire on the island of Kythira has been finally taken under control. However, the damage is immeasurable. At least 8% of the island has been burned down. The wildfire that broke out on Friday had no active front on Tuesday morning. The fire is fully demarcated, only small …

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Investigation finds fire in 15th century Ottoman Mosque “was not arson”

The cause of the fire that destroyed the historic 15th century Bayezid Ottoman Mosque last week was not arson. According to the findings of fire brigades investigators, the cause was negligence by the workers team involved in the restoration works. According to state broadcaster ERT, investigation showed that the fire …

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Greece suspends all football games after alleged arson attack on referee’s home

Greece suspended all football competitions after alleged arson attack on former referee’s home. On Wednesday, a fire broke out at the home of Giorgos Bikas, the president of Greek football’s refereeing committee. Τhe fire department investigate the reasons for the fire: damage in electric system or arson. The Greek Football …

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Oraiokastro: Two refugee children injured when fire breaks out in hot spot

Two refugee children were suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out the family tent in a reception center in Oraiokastro by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The two children, an 8-year-old boy and an 9-year-old girl were taken to two different hospitals in Thessaloniki. The condition of the girl is …

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