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Fires warning: Greece’s regions at “very high risk” Aug 8-9 (MAPs)

“Hot-Dry-Windy” conditions prevail in several parts of Greece favor the outbreak of wild- and forest fires on Monday and Tuesday, August 8-9, 2022, the National Observatory of Athens According to latest forecast data analyzed by the team FLAME of the NOA, the Hot-Dry-Windy weather type creates unfavorable pyro-meteorological, that is …

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Six fires destroyed over 13,000 hectares in July; Fire Warning Aug 3-5

Wildfires and forest fires destroyed more than 13,000 hectares of forest and woodland in northern Greece, Attica, the eastern and southern islands of the Aegean Sea, the central mainland and the Peloponnese in the month of July, the “Flame” research team of the National Observatory of Athens said on Tuesday. …

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Fire Weather warning for Greece due to Hot-Dry-Windy conditions (Maps)

Τhe Fire Weather team FLAME of the National Observatory of Athens and the Civil Protection warn of very high risk of fires in Greece on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29, 2022. The adverse fire weather conditions will continue also over the weekend, July 30-31, 2022. Based on the latest available …

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Village evacuation as fire rekindled on Lesvos; fire on Samos under control

Residents of the Vrysa village were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after the fire in the south of Lesvos rekindled. Strong winds had revived the seemingly inactive fire pockets and thick smoke developed within just 15 minutes, state broadcaster ERT reported. The Fire Service gave the recommendation for the …

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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Thousands of hectares burned in Dadia Natural Park, on Lesvos

Over 2,528 hectares have been burnt in the Dadia National Park in North-Eastern Greece following a fire raging since July 21, according to maps of Greece’s National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) released on Monday. NOFFi, which provides a semi-automatic burned area mapping service (NOFFi-OBAM), also said that over 1,709 …

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Fires are raging in Vatera, Lesvos, and Dadia Natural Forest in NE Greece

Several major fires are burning across Greece on Sunday burning down thousands of acres of forest and low vegetation land, forcing residents and tourists to evacuations. Some of the 53 wildfires that started on Friday and Saturday still raging at Sunday noon. The most extensive, and dangerous, fire is the …

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Smoke from the fires in Dadia and Lesvos reached the coast of Libya

The smoke from the forest fires on the island of Lesvos and the Natural Park Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece,  has been consolidated and has reached the coast of Libya in North Africa. According to the director of the National Meteorological Service (EMY), Thodoris Kolidas, the smoke from the fire …

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Greece’s Civil Protections warns of “very high risk” of fires July 21 (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in  Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and petty interests –  are …

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Civil Protection: Regions at “very high risk” of fires” July 19-20 (MAPS)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in in North-East, Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and …

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378 wildfires across Greece in a week; Risk map for July 7

A total of 378 wildfires were recorded nationwide over the last 7 days, Fire Brigade’s spokesperson Fire Major Giannis Artopios said at a press briefing on Wednesday. 41 forest fires broke out in the last 24 hours. Given the particular conditions that prevailed, with high temperatures, increased wind intensity as …

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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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Luxury hotel in Kranidi evacuated, heavily damaged; big fire rages in Itea

A luxury hotel in Kranidi, Argolida, was evacuated on Monday evening after parts of the premises were damaged by a large wildfire that broke out in the forest area of Korakia area and the wind brought it to the hotel. There are strong indications for an arson, report local media. …

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UPDATE: Fire in Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, blaze out of control in Portes, Achaia (pcts,video)

A fire broke out in the forest area over Lefkadas’ famous beach Porto Katsiki. According to local media reports, the blaze is burning between Porto Katsiki and the other famous beach Egkremnous. via lefkadatoday.gr The fire is reportedly raging in a difficult to access area. The fire broke out early …

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Greece forbids access to forests, parks and NATURA areas when fire risk is high

The Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry tabled an amendment at the Palriament that bans both people and vehicles from entering forest ecosystems, parks and NATURA areas on days when the risk of wild fire is high. According to the amendment, the decision to ban even transit passage, staying and …

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Over 15 people die in Greece Dec 12-26 due to cheap heating devices

Death by heating: Sunday morning thick, black smoke comes out of a two-storey house in Metaxourgeio district of downtown Athens. Parents and children run in panic to escape the flames, neighbors and passersby rush to help until the fire brigades arrive. Hand in hand they take the children out of …

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