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Αthens-Corinth highway closed due to fire in West Attica (video)

Traffic was interrupted in both directions on the Athens-Corinth highway on Thursday due to a fuel truck that caught fire at Kakia Skala, in the Corinth-bound lanes. Correction to earlier KTG post: The fire broke out around 12:30 noon in a fuel truck at a parking lot and spread to …

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Fire in West Αttica out of control: desperate locals, highway closed (videos)

Desperate residents in Nea Zoi village, western Attica, have been crying for help as the flames approach their homes early Tuesday afternoon. They complained to Skai TV that have not seen any firefighter or engines or even water-dropping aerial means to halt the fire front heading to their village. Confused …

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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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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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Greece imposes tough lockdown in West Attica as of Dec 18

The Greek government announced additional lockdown measures are three municipalities in western Attica on Thursday evening due to the increased epidemiological load. Among the measures is also the extension of night curfew that will start already a 6:00 p.m. In an extraordinary live on TV, the head of Civil Protection …

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Storm “Geryon”: Dramatic moments in mud-floods in West Attica (picts, videos)

With full power storm “Geryon” stroke the beach town of Kinetta in West Attica in the night from Sunday to Monday causing unprecedented destruction. Dozens of calls to Fire Service to evacuate people from flooded homes. One 44-year-old man has been reportedly missing. “We heard a loud noise and within …

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Attica wildfires info: Missing Pets and Found Pets with pictures

Several pets went missing in the wildfires in North-East Athens (East Attica). Owners and families are seeking for their pets on social media, others post pictures of pets that they have found. Please, note that several volunteers are currently (24. July 2018) in Mati, Kokkino Limanaki and Neos Voutzas in …

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One more body recovered under the debris, death toll increases to 21

The body of a man was recovered from the mud and debris at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He was found near the stream close to the depot of the Mandra Municipality. In a machine-shop nearby two more bodies were recovered in the last days. With the tragic discovery on …

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Three more bodies recovered, death toll in flash floods increased to 19

Three more bodies have been recovered in the floods of West Attica on Saturday morning increasing the number of dead into 19. Crews keep searching for missing persons. The body of one man buried under tons of mud was found near the depot of the Municipality of Mandra at the …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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