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Vilia, West Attica: Fire is raging out of control for 4th consecutive day

Residents of five settlements in the wider area of Vilia, western Attica, had to be evacuated at 4 o’ clock Thursday morning as the flames approached and the blaze is raging for the fourth consecutive day. Twelve hours earlier, buses to transfer locals away from the fire front had been …

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Forest fire in Vilia, West Attica, out of control, raging for 3. consecutive day

For third consecutive day the forest fire is raging in Vilia, western Attica with firefighters desperately struggling to take the flareups under control. The blaze is burning dense forest and intervention is possible only with aerial means, media report. According to regional governor of Attica, Giorgos Patoulis, the fire front …

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Race to extinguish the forest fire in Vilia, West Attica

Five settlements in total and one nursing home were evacuated as the forest fire is still raging in Vilia area in western Attica on Tuesday. The fire front extends to 10 km burning down dense and inaccessible pine forest on the Mount Patera and approaches residential areas. Η #φωτιά στα …

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“Houses will be rebuilt, the forest will recover in time,” says Greek PM on Varimpompi fire disaster (picts)

“The houses will be rebuilt, the forest will recover in time…,” said Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a brief visit to the outskirts of Varimpompi fire that burned down on Tuesday. “We were up against an extremely difficult fire in conditions of extreme hot weather. The most nightmarish fires …

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Athens residents urged to stay inside due to heavy smog caused by forest fire

With an urgent warning the National Observatory of Athens called on residents of the Greek capital to stay at home with closed doors and windows due to the high concentration of micro-particles PM2.5 as a heavy smog cloud caused by the Varibobi forest fire has covered the Attica basin. “The …

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Forest fire is raging in Varympompi, NW Attica: Settlement evacuated; residents urged to shut doors, windows

Authorities temporarily closed a small part of the national highway Athens-Lamia in north-eastern Attica early Tuesday afternoon due to the big fire front of Varympompi. Some two hours earlier, residents of Varympompi and Kryoneri Attica, were urged to shut doors, windows and chimneys after a thick black cloud emerged from …

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Forest fire fronts on Rhodes abating, power largely restored

All fire fronts on the island of Rhodes was abating on Monday, with firefighting forces and volunteers battling the blaze overnight. The water dropping aircraft and helicopters assumed their operation at dawn and there was “optimism” that the wildfire will be soon be fully under control. Speaking to state broadcaster …

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Forest Fire in Achaia: 5 people injured, 20 houses burned down, villages evacuated (videos)

Citizens were injured, houses were burned down, villages and settlements in Ziria, Achaia were evacuated on Saturday afternoon, after a wild forest fire got out of control. The Coast Guard was mobilized and fishermen rushed with their boats to popular sea resorts along the coast of northern Peloponnese in the …

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Beekeeper arrested for causing the forest fire in Stamata

A beekeeper has been arrested for the forest fire in Stamata, north-eastern Athens, on Wednesday morning. The 64-year-old man was initially detained late on Tuesday on the ground that he has beehives on the hill above the cemetery of Stamata, there where the blaze started. Witnesses had seen him in …

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Two forest fires rage in ΝΕ Athens, residents evacuated in Stamata

Residents were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday noon when a forest fire broke out near the villages of Stamata and Agios Stefanos in north-eastern Athens in the foothills of Penteli mountain. According to the Fire Department, the fire is close to a residential area.  Short time later, one more forest …

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