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Wildfire in south Crete contained; suspect arrested

The wildfire in Mavros Kolymbos in Lasithi, southern Greece, has been contained the fire brigade announced on Sunday. Α 35-year-old suspect for arson has been arrested. Fire fighting forces remain in the area. rsSatellite pictures of the burned area at 12:05 p.m. April 7, 2024posted by Remote Sensing Lab rslab.gr …

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Evros fire abates; 935,000 acres turned into ashes (video)

The wildfire in Evros, in northeastern Greece, where firefighting efforts continue for the 17th consecutive day, is abating on Monday. Αccording to state broadcaster ERT, there hasn’t been an active front since late on Sunday, September 3, 2023. However, crews remain vigilant for potential flare-ups, particularly in the core of …

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25 migrants rescued from burning Dadia forest

A group of twenty-five people, believed to be undocumented migrants, has been rescued from the burning forest of Dadia in Evros region, north-eastern Greece, where a wildfire has been raging for the 14th consecutive day. The group was reportedly located in a burning part of the forest between Dadia and …

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ΕU’s Emergency Response to tackle biggest wildfire in Greece

Τo tackle the biggest wildfires ever recorded in the EU, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre – rescEU – has mobilized 11 firefighting planes and 1 helicopter from the rescEU reserve, stationed in 6 Member States. In addition, 6 European countries have contributed with 6 ground forest fire fighting teams …

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Shepherd dies in Viotia wildfire; evacuations ordered

A shepherd was found dead in his sheepfold following the wildfire in Viotia prefecture, northwest of the Greek capital Athens. The 80-year-old man was reportedly trying to rescue his animals from the flames. According to first estimations, the shepherd’s death is attributed to inhalation of fire smoke. The wildfire broke …

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Wildfire raging in NE Greece; Egnatia highway partly closed; evacuations (videos)

A wildfire is raging out of control in a forest area in Melia, Alexandroupolis North-East Greece.The fire broke out earlier on Saturday and has forced the evacuation of seven villages as well as the closure of parts of Egnatia highway as strong winds are pushing the flames to the south. …

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Wildfire in Kefalonia largely under control

Dozens of firefighter and several aerial means are still struggling on Monday against the wildfire on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. The wildfire broke out around 9 o’ clock on Sunday evening in an area of mixed farmland and forest in Aghia Irini. No residential areas are …

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Wildfire in Karystos, south Evia; 2nd fire caused by power cable (video)

A wildfire broke out in a remote forest area at Melissonas, in Karystos, south Evia island, on Friday afternoon. The fire broke out in a ravine where firefighters do not have easy access and it is burning a forest in Rouklia area of Agios Dimitrios in Karystos Municipality. According to …

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Loutraki wildfire out of control: Athens-Corinth highway closed to traffic

Greek police has stopped traffic circulation on the Athens-Corinth national highway from the Agii Theodori intersection to the Epidaurus intersection, on Monday, due to wildfires southeast of the resort town of Loutraki in western Attica. Traffic has been shut down on both directions. Video: The blaze of Loutraki before the …

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Valia Calda National Forest in N. Greece is burning for 12th consecutive day

The wildfire in the national forest of Valia Calda on the mountain of Pindos Northern Greece, continues to burn for 12th consecutive day. Valia Calda, a unique wildlife refuge, is home of over 80 bird species several of them protected. Eagles, hawks, falcons, otters, roe deer, wildcats, bears and more …

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Evia wildfire mostly under control on Sunday; Fire Service on alert (picts)

The wildfire front on the island of Evia was mostly under control, authorities said on Sunday, almost 24 hours after a fire broke out in the forest area between the villages Kremasto and Gaia, forcing the evacuation of the first, late on Saturday night. Firefighters and aerial means managed to …

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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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