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East Attica Fire info: Missing Relatives & Friends?

The Fire Service urging people who miss relatives and friends in the areas hit by the wildfires to call phone number 199. They have to provide data and information. Δήλωση αγνοουμένων από τις πληγείσες από την #πυρκαγιά περιοχές, καλώντας στο 199. pic.twitter.com/LVBV4AwZFi — Πυροσβεστικό Σώμα (@pyrosvestiki) July 24, 2018

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East Attica Fire info: Emergency Phone Numbers

Greek police has a list of Emergency phone numbers for people affected by the wildfires in Athens as wells as for relatives missing beloved ones. 112 European Emergency Number 100 Greek Police 166 Ambulance Service EKAV 199 Fire Service pic.twitter.com/KwObXCQzDw — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) July 24, 2018 The Fire Service …

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Attica fire: More than 20 dead, among them two little girls

The number of dead and injured in the hazardous fire in East Attica increases by each passing hour. The bodies of six people were found on a hill in the village of Mati late on Monday. The bodies of two little girls were found near the entrance door, the bodies …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Risk of fires on Greek islands

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Sunday, July 15th 2018. The warning refers to the island group of Dodecanese, the islands of Samos and Ikaria in East Aegean Sea and the prefectures of Herakleio and Lasithi on the island of Crete. For these areas there is a …

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130 wildfires in forest and agricultural land across Greece

Dozens of fire fighters gave struggling against big wild fires in Ilia and Corinthia, Pelopponese, on the island of Crete and Avlona in Attica that broke out on Saturday. According to a report by the Greek Fire Service, 130 wild fires broke out in the last 24 hours with the …

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Over 23,000 hectares of Greece’s forest razed in fires, 80 fires in Zakynthos

Greece’s fires burnt 23,500 hectares of forest this so-called “fire season”, that is between May and September 2017. On the island of Zakynthos alone, more than 80 wildfires took place. The number of burned hectares is slightly lower than the annual average of 27,500 over the past decade, according to …

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85 wildfires on a single day: Houses burned, hotel evacuated

Eighty five wildfires broke out in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday across the country, the Greek Fire Service said in a statement. From Peloponnese in the South up to Halkidiki and Serres in the North the wild fires burned down thousands of acres of forest land – and …

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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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A record year of wildfires? Aerosols from Canada fires reach Greece

Southern Europe and British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires this summer. And they’re not the only ones – it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal. Scientists have long predicted that global warming would lead to more wildfires in …

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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. …

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Local authorities cry “Arson!” as two more wildfires rage in Kefalonia

One more horror night for the island of Kefalonia after two wildfires broke out at the same time in Karavado and Pastra (Alimmatas) in the south of the island around 9 o’ clock on Thursday night. Firefighters and volunteers rushed to take the fire under control before it could reach …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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Two Greek Canadair in battle against wildfire in minority villages in Albania

Greece has sent two Canadair aircrafts to assist the Albanian government in the battle against the blaze that is raging at a mountainous area near the villages of the Greek minority in the south of Albania. The two firefighting aircrafts arrived early Friday and started dropping water in the two …

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