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Rouvikonas anarchists raid Energy & Environment Ministry over forest fires

Members of the anarchists’ group Rouvikonas raided the Entrance of the Energy and Environment Ministry in the district of Ampelokipoi in downtown Athens on Tuesday afternoon. They hang a banner reading “state arsonist” and threw flyers in and outside the ministry entrance. With clear messages against the forest fires the …

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Armed Forces assist Fire Service in Greece’s multiple fire fronts

The Armed Forced were mobilized on Thursday morning to assist the Fire Service as several fire fronts have got out of control burning down thousands of acres of forest and destroy existences as they destroy also homes and businesses. At a press briefing National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos outlined how …

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Dramatic forest fires in Rovies, Evia; big blaze nears Ancient Olympia (videos)

Forest fires Greece: Locals and tourists in Rovies, Evia were urged to rush to the sea on Wednesday afternoon as the big fire front was heading to the village. Hardly had dozens of people reached the beach to be transferred to safety with coast guard vessels and the blames started …

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Villages evacuated in Evia blaze, several wildfires rage in Greece

Fire fighters have been struggling on Saturday against a series of wildfires and forest fires in central and southern mainland as well as on the island of Evia. Several villages have been ordered to evacuate. High temperatures, dry weather conditions and strong winds blowing with intensity 6-7 Beaufort and locally …

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Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sept 4 (map)

Greece Civil Protection is warning of a very high risk of wildfires or forest fires on Friday, September 4, 2020. Nine regional units are under the high risk, among them is the Attica Prefecture. In fact, the Civil Protection alerted via emergency number the residents of Attica on Thursday afternoon …

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Athens smoke due to forest fires: KEELPNO advice for vulnerable people

Are you a resident of Athens and suffering from burning eyes or coughing on Tuesday? Did you wake up in the morning smelling “something was burning”? Is the view is the area you live “blur”? It is because of the smoke caused by the forest and wild fires burning in …

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Civil Protection Warning: Attica and other regions in Fire Risk Alarm Status

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a warning of Extreme Forest Fire Risk – Alarm Status and the highest  Hazard  Category 5 for Saturday, August 10th 2019. Hot and dry weather, winds blowing with intensity up to 7 Beaufort and low percentage of humidity increase the risk for wild fires. In …

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Civil Protection warning “very high risk” for forest fires Aug 5-6

The heatwave is gone and north winds are bringing the much anticipated temperature decrease and a fresh breeze. This, of course, increase the risk of forest fires and the Greek Civil Protection has issued warning for August 5th and 6th, 2019. North winds will be blowing in intensity of 4-6 …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of forest fires

Greece’s Civil Protection warns of very high risk of forest fires due to soaring temperatures on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The presence of hot and dry air masses indicates that forest fires would be potentially uncontrolled. According to the Greek Civil Protection at ‘very high risk” of forest fires are …

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Greece’s Civil Protections warns of “very high risk” of forest fires (Map)

Civil Protection and Fire Service warn of very high risk of forest fires in several regions of Greece for Monday, July 29, 2019. At very high risk due to strong winds are the following regions: • Attiki, Viotia, Fthiotida, Corinth, Argolida, Lakonia, the island of Kythera and the Chania Prefecture …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of “High” risk of forest fires on July 8 MAP

The Greece Fire Service and the Civil Protection warn of “high” risk of wildfires on Monday, July 8, 2019. Regions at risk of wildfires due to high temperatures are: Attica, East Sterea, Thessaly, the island of Samos, the island group of Dodecanese, Chania Prefecture on Crete, South Peloponnese and the …

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Over 23,000 hectares of Greece’s forest razed in fires, 80 fires in Zakynthos

Greece’s fires burnt 23,500 hectares of forest this so-called “fire season”, that is between May and September 2017. On the island of Zakynthos alone, more than 80 wildfires took place. The number of burned hectares is slightly lower than the annual average of 27,500 over the past decade, according to …

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Two Greek Canadair in battle against wildfire in minority villages in Albania

Greece has sent two Canadair aircrafts to assist the Albanian government in the battle against the blaze that is raging at a mountainous area near the villages of the Greek minority in the south of Albania. The two firefighting aircrafts arrived early Friday and started dropping water in the two …

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