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“Very High Fires Risk” in four Greek regions, incl islands, Sept 2 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”(risk category 4) has been forecast in four Greek regions for Saturday, September 2, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The region of Evros in north-eastern Greece. …

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Eerie images as fire in Evros raging for 13. consecutive day (videos)

Residents of Soufli and nearby villages and settlements experience dramatic hours as the flames and the fire-cloud have surrounded the town of Evros and the blaze is raging out of control for 13th consecutive day. The air is suffocating humans and animals and the images from the area are eerie. …

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Mitsotakis: “Counterbalance” to wildfires damages “is good economy performance”

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unpleasantly surprised with a statement massively lacking empathy and suggesting that the only thing that can “counterbalance” sombre mood in Greece due to extensive wildfires damages is the “good performance of economy.” While the wildfire in Evros, NE Greece, keeps raging for almost two weeks, …

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Fires are ranging in Evros on 12. day; ongoing evacuations (vids, picts)

Two fire fronts in the region of Evros, north-eastern Greece, are raging for 12. consecutive day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The residents of three villages, Kotronia, Giannouli and Sidiro, were ordered to evacuate early afternoon. The fires are currently in the area of Leptokarya and particularly at Meghalo Rema …

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Greece’s gov’t decides immediate measures for Evros, Parnitha forests

Greece’s government has decided immediate measures in the Evros region, in the North-East of the country, as well as on Mount Parnitha, in North-West of Athens,  following extensive destruction by the forest fires that have been burning for almost two weeks. The government has declared that all areas burned in …

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Four big fires still burning in Greece; locals desperate (videos)

Four big fires are still burning in Greece on Friday, August 25, 2023. Despite the firefighters efforts, the flames in Mt Parnitha, Viotia, Evros and Rodopi keep doing their destruction work. Locals are desperate about the loss of their homes and the absence of state support. The picture of the …

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More than 120,000 hectares burned in 2023 Greece wildfires

More than 120,000 hectares of land have burned across Greece in 2023 up until Wednesday according to the National Observatory of Athens’ Meteo.gr. At the same time, the European Observatory of Forest Fires noted the 2023 Greece wildfires’ burned land area is three times larger than the average annually burned …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in Greece on Aug 24 (MAP)

A “Very High Risk of Fires”(risk category 4) has been forecast in three Greek regions for Thursday, August 24, 2023, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. It is the “Hot-Dry-Windy” conditions that dramatically …

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“Very High Fires Risk” in 6 Greek regions Aug 20 (MAP)

A very high risk of fires (risk category 4) has been forecast for Sunday, August 20, in six regions of Greece, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The regions with a Very High …

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“Very High Risk of Fires” in six Greece’s regions, Aug 13 (MAP)

A very high risk of fires (risk category 4) has been forecast for Sunday, August 13, in six regions of Greece, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The regions with a Very High …

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“Very High Risk of Fires” in several Greece’s regions, Aug 12 (MAP)

A very high risk of fires (risk category 4) has been forecast for Saturday,  August 12, in several Greek regions, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry.   The regions with a Very High …

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MAP of “Very High” & “High Risk of Fires” in Greece, Aug 10

A very high fires danger (risk category 4) has been forecast for Thursday, August 10, in five Greek islands, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry. The remaining islands across the country are marked …

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1,470 wildfires in July burned 470,000 acres in Greece

A total of 1,470 wildfires occurred in the month of July, Civil Protection and Climate Crisis Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday. These wildfires burned 470,000 acres, the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said in a report evaluating the impact of the heatwave in July 2023. In …

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Greece Weather: Temperatures up to 41°C towards end of week

Very high temperatures are expected as of the end of this week in large parts of Greece, the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens announced on Monday. “A further increase in temperatures is expected in the next few days in a large part of the country, with the …

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Recruitment of 500 firefighters announced by Civil Protection Minister

Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilias, announced the hiring of 500 new firefighters and outlined the priorities for strengthening the  Civil Protection over the next period. In an interview with Sunday edition of newspaper to vima.gr, Minister Kikilias said “our first priority is the recruitment of more …

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