Saturday , February 24 2024
Home / Tag Archives: wildfire (page 3)

Tag Archives: wildfire

Antetokounmpo donates basketball court in memory of Mati wildfire victims

Giannis Antetokounmpo made a gesture full of symbolism that proves his social sensibilities and the close relationship he maintains with Greece. The 24-year-old Greek Freak and Milwaukee Bucks star donated the construction of a baskeball court in Rafina, East Attica. the donation has been made in the memory of the victims …

Read More »

Firefighters and volunteers struggle against wildfire on Lesvos

Fire fighters and volunteers from neighboring areas are struggling to take the wildfire of a pine forest on the island of Lesvos under control. The work to extinguish the fire is proven to be  difficult due to the powerful north-east winds blowing in the area. Furthermore, the blaze burns down …

Read More »

Mati wildfire report: Cynical 199-operators, complete chaos in Fire Service

The prosecutors’ report on the Mati wildfire on 23. July 2018 highlights the complete lack of organization and operation, and reveals the shocking responses by the Fire Service operators to residents desperately calling for help. The anguished calls by distressed citizens fearing for their lives were met with the cynicism …

Read More »

20 charged for the wildfire in Mati that claimed 100 lives in July 2018

Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades, which killed 100 and devastated the seaside town of Mati near Athens last year. Court officials say the suspects include the greater Athens regional authority chief, Rena Dourou, the mayors of Mati and …

Read More »

Halkidiki: Homes evacuated in Sarti due to wildfire out of control

Homes and summerhouses have been evacuated in Sarti resort in Sithonia peninsula, Halkidiki, after a wildfire got out of control. The fire broke out in a difficult to access forest area in Platanitsi at 6 o’ clock Thursday morning. Due to the strong blowing wind, it soon got out of …

Read More »

CCTV video shows the moment the deadly fire in East Attica starts

While investigation into the wildfires in East Attica on 23. July deepens, there is still no official position on whether the fire was started by negligent residents of Daou on Penteli mountain. There have been some media reports that a 65-year-old man had started the fire when he tried to …

Read More »

Wildfire fire on Evia largely under control at Monday noon

The wildfire on Evia is largely under control as there is no fire front, however, it remains in progress with scattered fireplaces, Greece’s Fire Service announced Monday noon. All thought the night the fire service was operating in the area and managed to limit the big fire fronts. Fire firefighters …

Read More »

Two villages evacuated on Evia as wildfire rages on Sunday (videos)

Two villages and one monastery have been evacuated as a big wildfire has been raging on the island of Evia since the afternoon on Sunday. The fire broke out in a forest area unassailable to the Fire Service it was initially only aerial means set against the fire. As the …

Read More »

Athens wildfires: 81 dead, dozens of people still missing

Death toll in Athens wildfires has increased to 79. This is the number of officially confirmed dead, according to the Fire Service briefing at 11 o’ clock Wednesday morning. Half an hour later, a 84-year-old injured man died in a hospital in Athens, while another body was reportedly found in …

Read More »

UPD Foreign national, 46, arrested for wildfire in Ilia on Sunday

A 46-year-old foreign national was arrested by police in Pyrgos, following charges by the Fire Service that he accidentally caused a fire in the Frixa area in Andritsena-Krestena, in Ilia Predecture in South-West Peloponnese. The man will be led before a prosecutor on Tuesday morning, athensnewsagency reported. The nationality of …

Read More »

Villages evacuated at night as wildfires rage in Ilia (videos)

Firefighters worked all through the night, and areal means started operation early Monday morning to take the raging wildfire in the areas of Frixa and Skyllountia, in Ilia Peloponnese,  under control. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon near the archaeological site of Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic …

Read More »

Residents evacuated, forestland burned down as wildfires break out in Santomeri

Residents were evacuated and houses were burned down after a wildfire in the area of Santomeri, Achaia in north-western Peloponnese, went out of control late afternoon Monday. The blaze burned all night, with firefighters and volunteers struggling to get it under control. Forest land were destroyed and agriculture was damaged. …

Read More »

UPD3 Village on Zakynthos evacuated as raging wildfire has burned down houses

The small village of Anafonitria in the northwest part of the island of Zakynthos is being evacuated as the raging wildfire has been threatening houses and human lives. Already some houses have been burned down. The fire broke out short before 12 noon Saturday in a forest and low vegetation …

Read More »

Hundreds of children evacuated from summer camp as wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth

Hundreds of children from a summer camp were evacuated as a huge wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth in Northeastern Peloponnese. The fire broke out in an inaccessible pine forest area late afternoon near the village of Ano Almyri and spread quickly because strong wind blowing with intensity of 5 Beaufort. …

Read More »