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Forest fire on Zakynthos; 133 wildfires in last 24 hours (video)

A big forest fire is raging in a difficult to access area on the island of Zakynthos on Monday, with firefighters and aerial means to try to combat the blaze and hinder it from reaching residential area. The fire broke out short after 4 o’ clock in the afternoon and …

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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos: Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists at the village Megala Alonia -Megaloni – were ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire that broke out in the northern part of  the island of Zakynthos short before Wednesday noon. Residents have received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate toward the village of …

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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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Big forest fire in popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno, West Attica (videos)

Over 130 firefighters with the help of water-dropping aerial means have been battling a big forest fire that broke out in the popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno in North-West Attica on Tuesday. Residents of a nearby settlement have been ordered to evacuate. According to latest information, one house located …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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“I screamed Help! when I didn’t see my husband” says the woman-symbol of Evia fires

Panagiota Ritsopi,  81 years old: An elderly woman in black, screaming in agony as the flames swallow the forest and threaten her home. The woman who became the face of the tragedy in Evia. Her picture taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis became the symbol of the devastation the fires engraved in …

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Giant petrified trunk discovered on the island of Lemnos

The petrified trunk of a giant tree has been unearthed on the island of Lemnos in the eastern Aegean Sea. The log is believed to belong to a sequoia and is estimated to be 20 million year old an age similar to the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. The fossilized trunk …

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Wild Fires: Settlement evacuate in Attica, one dead in West Peloponnese

Wild fires in Greece: A middle-aged man lost his life while he was volunteering in extinguish a wild fire in West Peloponnese on Friday. In Attica, the mayor of Saronikos called on residents to leave their homes due to a blaze in the south-east of the region. More than 40 …

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Forest fires on Zakynthos, Evia and West Greece; 60 fires in 24 hours

A series of forest and wild fires broke out in Greece on Friday mobilizing dozens of firefighters and several aerial means. Two fires broke out on the island of Zakynthos in the areas of Lagadakia and Romiri. Video: Fire in Lagadakia Hardly had the firefighter managed to set the fire …

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Civil Protection warns of “Very High Risk” for forest fires on Aug 23

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a warning over a “very high risk” of forest fires and wildfires for Friday, August 23rd 2019. According to the warning the following areas are affected: Attica and Viotia, the islands of Evia, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Kythera as well as Lakonia, Arkadia, Argolida, Corinth, …

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Volunteers rescue dozens of animals from Evia fire, some need foster

Volunteers from animal welfare organizations did not hesitate a moment and rushed to the forest fire on Evia to rescue animals: farming animals, domesticated, strays, wildlife. Many need now a foster home even for a week or so. Tuesday afternoon, members of ART – Animal Rescue Team arrived in the …

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