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Fires in Greece: Heartwarming moments amid fear and destruction

A heartwarming picture amid fear, despair and destruction as the summer fires rage in Greece: a firefighter from Romania deployed to Greece is holding a young white lamb in his arms. He has just rescued the young life. In the background there is some farming construction, half blackened, while smoke …

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Firefighters from 6 European countries to be deployed in Greece

Advance detachments of firefighters from six European countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Finland and Norway – will arrive in the country ahead of the fire season, a high-level meeting in Athens decided on Thursday. These units, which will be based in Athens, Larissa and Tripoli, are being funded by …

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Firefighter dies in floods during kindergarten evacuation in NE Greece

A fireman lost his life on duty on Monday, while he was participating in a mission to evacuate children from a kindergarten trapped by the floods in a village of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. The 46-year-old firefighter was drowned when the fire truck was swept away by rushing waters. Media …

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One firefighter dies and another hospitalized in Thessaloniki blaze

One firefighter died and another was transferred with respiratory problems in hospital on Friday. Both men were actively operating against a fire in an open plot near a factory in the industrial area of Sindos by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The tragedy took place around 3 0′ clock Friday afternoon. …

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Firefighter’s baby dies in Athens fires, wife in critical condition

A 6-month-old baby boy died in the arms of his mother, as she fled the inferno beginning of the week. The boy’s father was one of the firefighters fighting against the raging Athens wildfires on Monday. Mother and son were found in the sea, five hours after the blaze reached …

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Volunteer firefighter sentenced for setting wildfire in Samos last week

A 45-year-old volunteer firefighter was sentenced to eight months imprisonment on 3-year suspension for a wildfire in Kontakeika area on the island of Samos last week. Last Thursday evening, the man had reportedly informed the volunteer firefighters units of the island about a fire in the area. He furthermore claimed …

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