Tag: Fire

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Man dies on Rhodes from makeshift heater, 2 hospitalized; another fatality at Moria site

Panos - Jan 09, 2019

One fatality was reported on the well-known holiday island of Rhodes early Tuesday morning, reportedly due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a makeshift portable heater (brazier). Another…

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Area of Sarti in Chalkidiki declared in state of emergency due to fire

Panos - Oct 26, 2018

The Prefect of central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas has declared Sarti in Chalkidiki in a state of emergency due to the raging flames. Earlier, residents on the coast…

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Building in Athens on fire

Panos - Aug 28, 2018

An empty building has caught fire in downtown Athens on Praxiteles Street. The fire broke out shortly after 7.30 am. Five fire engines and 15 firefighters immediately…

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Fire in Amaliada: One village has been evacuated

makis - Aug 20, 2018

A fire broke out in the Amaliada area on early Monday afternoon. An evacuation order for the village of Dafniotissa has been given, while the fire-fighting forces…

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Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Greek island of Evia

Panos - Aug 13, 2018

Two villages on the Greek island of Evia were evacuated on Sunday as a forest fire raged, fanned by strong winds. The fire brigade described the evacuation…

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Multiple fire fronts across Greece wreak havoc

Panos - Jul 24, 2018

Fires are raging uncontrolled across Greece devastating the country, as the reported death toll of 24 is expected to rise even further. According to the latest information,…

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Large fire at electrical appliance store destroys building in Peristeri

Panos - Jun 05, 2018

A large fire that broke out in an electrical appliance store in the northwestern suburb of Athens, Peristeri, a little after 5 am on Tuesday morning has…

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Wildfire Threatens Village in Ilia, Greece

Panos - Apr 16, 2018

Fire fighters are battling a fire that broke out at a forest in the Ilia prefecture in Peloponnese on Sunday night. The fire, that spread quickly because…

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Watch as flames engulf house in Corinth in forest fire (video)

makis - Jul 13, 2017

A house was engulfed in flames in the village of Zevgolatio, Corinth after a fire broke out in a nearby forest area in the region of Agious…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…