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Part of the city of Lamia evacuated as wildfire burns houses

Residents of the city of Lamia in Central Greece were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon as a wildfire that has already burned down houses in the capital of the regional unit of Phthiotis. Καίγονται σπίτια στην #Λαμια ρε μλκς τα’δαμε όλα pic.twitter.com/Y7Q1vZOgYi — Kostas Anastopoulos (@KonAnastopoulos) July 26, 2023 …

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EU’s Copernicus system activated to map burned areas in Greece

Copernicus, the EU’s Earth observation program, has been activated for the immediate mapping of the areas in Eastern Attica, Western Attica, Viotia and Corinth (Loutraki) that has been burned in wildfires since Monday. The purpose of the activation is the production of maps and data of the affected region, to …

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High risk of wildfires in several Greece’s regions, July 15-16

With temperatures in Greece reaching over 40 degrees Celsius and a prolonged dry weather, the Civil Protection issued a wildfires hazard warning for Saturday, July 15, 2023. According to the fire hazard prediction map published by the Civil Protection Agency, five regions are considered to be at very high risk …

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180 firefighters from five EU countries to assist Greece in summer

180 firefighters from five European countries will assist Greece combating wildfires in the period July and August. The teams will come from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Romania and Slovakia. The assistance comes in the context of the firefighters pre-positioning program that will be implemented again via the European Civil Protection Mechanism …

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Six fires destroyed over 13,000 hectares in July; Fire Warning Aug 3-5

Wildfires and forest fires destroyed more than 13,000 hectares of forest and woodland in northern Greece, Attica, the eastern and southern islands of the Aegean Sea, the central mainland and the Peloponnese in the month of July, the “Flame” research team of the National Observatory of Athens said on Tuesday. …

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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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Minister calls for revocation of wind turbines permits in fire-stricken Evia

The Energy Regulatory Authority must revoke the licenses for wind turbines it has approved for Istiea, in fire-devastated northern Evia, Environment & Energy Minsiter Kostas Skrekas demanded in a letter on Monday. In a letter to the authority’s president, Athanassios Dagoumas, the minister expressed his surprise at the decision, stressing …

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PM claims “coffins vs burned acres”- “Vulgarity” and “Mansplaining” says opposition

“Prime Μinister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reached a limit up in vulgarity speaking in parliament on Wednesday,” SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson said on Thursday, speaking to SKAI TV. Spokesperson Nasos Iliopoulos referred to one of Mitsotakis’ unprecedented statement during his briefing regarding the wildfires management in the month of August. Speaking about the …

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Villages evacuated in Evia blaze, several wildfires rage in Greece

Fire fighters have been struggling on Saturday against a series of wildfires and forest fires in central and southern mainland as well as on the island of Evia. Several villages have been ordered to evacuate. High temperatures, dry weather conditions and strong winds blowing with intensity 6-7 Beaufort and locally …

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Greece’s Civil Protection issues Wildfires warning map as temperatures soar

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning for wildfires that can break out due to soaring temperatures on Thursday, July 1, 2021. At very high risk (Level 4) are: Attica, Evia (except Skyros,), Kythera, Fokida, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Larissa (in Sterea and Thessaly) and Achaia, Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia and Lakonia in Peloponnese …

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Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sept 4 (map)

Greece Civil Protection is warning of a very high risk of wildfires or forest fires on Friday, September 4, 2020. Nine regional units are under the high risk, among them is the Attica Prefecture. In fact, the Civil Protection alerted via emergency number the residents of Attica on Thursday afternoon …

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Civil Protection warns of “Very High Risk” for forest fires on Aug 23

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a warning over a “very high risk” of forest fires and wildfires for Friday, August 23rd 2019. According to the warning the following areas are affected: Attica and Viotia, the islands of Evia, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Kythera as well as Lakonia, Arkadia, Argolida, Corinth, …

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Evia nightmare: Villages evacuated as wildfires rage, one arrest (videos, picts)

Dramatic is situation in several villages Evia with at least three wild fires fronts to continue their catastrophic course by Friday afternoon. Locals have been evacuated and elderly were hospitalized due to respiratory problems because of the thick smoke. One man was arrested for causing one of the fires in …

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Stormy winds up to 8 Βeaufort increase risk of wildfires in the Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protection and the Fire Service warn of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sunday, June 30, 2019, due to powerful winds. Affected are the regions of Attica, Biotia, Evia,Skyros (Sporades), Corinth, Argolida and Lakonia in Peloponnese, Kythera, the Cyclades islands, Crete, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria The risk of …

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