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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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UPD Wildfires rage on Zakynthos, firefighters deployed from other regions

Four fire fronts have been raging on the island of Zakynthos after one more wildfire broke out in the south-west of the island Saturday afternoon. Due to the strong winds of up 6 Beaufort, the blaze in Agalas-Koiliomenou area spread quickly and went out of control. Firefighters deployed from other …

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Wildfire on Kythira under control after 8% of the island burned down

The large wildfire on the island of Kythira has been finally taken under control. However, the damage is immeasurable. At least 8% of the island has been burned down. The wildfire that broke out on Friday had no active front on Tuesday morning. The fire is fully demarcated, only small …

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Kythira in ‘state of emergency’ as wildfires rage for third day, one fire fighter hospitalized

The wildfire is ranging on Kythira for third day and ‘state of emergency’ was declared on Saturday, after four settlements had to be evacuated. One third of the island’s forest- and low vegetation areas have been burned down. Power and water outages. One fire fighter in hospital. “It is a …

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Wildfire in Kryoneri, NE Attica, as Civil Protection warns of high risk MAPS

More than 60 firefighters, 25 fire trucks, four aircraft, two helicopters and volunteers have been battling against a big wildfire in Kryoneri, in the north of Athens. Strong winds blowing with intensity up to 7 Beaufort hinder the efforts to extinguish the fire. The fire broke out around 10 o’ …

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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast. Some jumped into boats, while others …

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