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Man opens fire on police in Omonia
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Man opens fire on police in Omonia

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

Police exchanged gunfire in central Omonia Square with a man “acting suspiciously” on Saturday morning, authorities said. According to reports, the man, a foreign national, allegedly opened…

Wildfire in gorge on Evia island
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Wildfire in gorge on Evia island

Panos - Nov 08, 2016

A wildfire broke out on Tuesday at a remote area inside a gorge near Karystos, Evia island. A strong force of firemen assisted by two firefighting aircrafts…

Crete: Man confesses to setting 9 fires in 4 days in Iraklio
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Crete: Man confesses to setting 9 fires in 4 days in Iraklio

Panos - Oct 12, 2016

A 32-year-old man has confessed to setting nine fires in the city of Iraklio within the span of four days, earlier in October. The man was arrested…

Sole survivor of 1974 friendly fire incident on Cyprus dies
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Sole survivor of 1974 friendly fire incident on Cyprus dies

Sokratis - Sep 03, 2016

The sole survivor on board a military jet carrying Greek commandos that was shot down by friendly fire as it tried to land at Nicosia Airport in…

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki
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Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

chris1 - Aug 21, 2016

Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along…

Strong winds fan several fires across Greece
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Strong winds fan several fires across Greece

makis - Aug 16, 2016

Firefighters were battled blazes in different parts of the country on Tuesday though strong winds hampered their efforts. A team of firemen managed to contain a blaze…

Fire burning in downtown Lefkada
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Fire burning in downtown Lefkada

Panos - Aug 08, 2016

A fire has broken out on the island of Lefkada in the centre of the Ionian island’s town. The blaze is burring houses in the old town,…

Fire service faces 1,500 blazes every year, report says
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Fire service faces 1,500 blazes every year, report says

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

Officials at the Agricultural Development Ministry confirmed over the weekend that a fire on Evia that was put out last week after burning for four days destroyed…

Wildfire causes major environmental disaster in Evia
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Wildfire causes major environmental disaster in Evia

makis - Aug 02, 2016

The wildfire that broke out in north Evia has caused a major environmental disaster, as initial estimations suggest that over 30,000 acres of the forest have gone…

Major fire breaks out on Chios – Three settlements evacuated
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Major fire breaks out on Chios – Three settlements evacuated

Panos - Jul 25, 2016

The strong winds are making it difficult for the Fire Brigade to tackle a major fire that broke out in the early hours on Monday morning in…

Major forests fires break out in Lasithi, Pieria and Ioannina
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Major forests fires break out in Lasithi, Pieria and Ioannina

makis - Jul 19, 2016

Firefighters in Crete have been struggling to contain a major fire that broke out in the Selekano forest near Ierapetra in Lasithi on Monday evening. Although the…

Fire threatens residential areas on Leros
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Fire threatens residential areas on Leros

makis - Jul 11, 2016

Two water-dropping planes and one helicopter were helping fight a fire that broke out early Monday near the village of Partheni, on the eastern Aegean island of…

Fire breaks out in forest on Mount Parnon in Peloponnese
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Fire breaks out in forest on Mount Parnon in Peloponnese

chris1 - Jul 10, 2016

Firefighters from across the southern Greek region of the Peloponnese on Sunday were trying to put out a large blaze in a forested area of Mount Parnon.…

Dervenochoria fire dying out – Fire Brigade remains on alert
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Dervenochoria fire dying out – Fire Brigade remains on alert

makis - Jun 29, 2016

The forest fire at Dervenochoria appears to be dying out, with the Fire Brigade announcing late on Tuesday that it is partially under control. The Tuesday afternoon…

Dervenochoria fire carries on for fourth consecutive day
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Dervenochoria fire carries on for fourth consecutive day

makis - Jun 28, 2016

Over 5,000 acres of woodland have gone up in flames in Viotia, as the major fire in Dervenochoria continues for a fourth consecutive day, fueled by the…

Dervenochoria fire carries on for fourth consecutive day
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Dervenochoria fire carries on for fourth consecutive day

Panos - Jun 28, 2016

Over 5,000 acres of woodland have gone up in flames in Viotia, as the major fire in Dervenochoria continues for a fourth consecutive day, fueled by the…

Forest fire in Dervenochoria rages on through the weekend
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Forest fire in Dervenochoria rages on through the weekend

Panos - Jun 27, 2016

Nearly 200 firefighters, soldiers and volunteers have been deployed in Dervenochoria, Viotia where a major fire broke out over the weekend an has burned a large section…

Hopes huge Cyprus forest fire can be contained
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Hopes huge Cyprus forest fire can be contained

Panos - Jun 22, 2016

A Cypriot official says there's a glimmer of hope firefighters can contain a one of the nation's worst forest fires as many fronts have now been placed…

Fire in Greek camp burns more than a dozen tents
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Fire in Greek camp burns more than a dozen tents

makis - Apr 20, 2016

A fire broke out in a refugee camp in northern Greece Wednesday, burning more than a dozen tents and sparking a protest by refugees. Police said at…

Washing machine causes fire in Nicosia’s Episkopio District
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Washing machine causes fire in Nicosia’s Episkopio District

Sokratis - Apr 17, 2016

A washing machine is reported to have caused a fire in a village house in Nicosia's Episkopio District. Authorities were alerted about the fire at 09:29 a.m.…