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57 fires broke out in 24 hours – Greek Fire Brigade on alert
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57 fires broke out in 24 hours – Greek Fire Brigade on alert

Panos - Jul 23, 2020

Greek authorities are especially concerned about the fact that 57 fires broke out in the country in just 24 hours, as the situation in Corinth remains extremely…

As Fires Rage In Greece, Residents Force To Evacuate Villages
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As Fires Rage In Greece, Residents Force To Evacuate Villages

Panos - Aug 14, 2019

Over a thousand firefighters battled wildfires in Greece on Tuesday, as one of the largest raged through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of…

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Death toll from Attica fires reaches 90

Panos - Aug 06, 2018

The death from the July 23 wildfires in Mati, Attica has risen to 90, after it became known that an 85-year old man died in the intensive…

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Retired navy officer files lawsuit over Attica fires

makis - Jul 30, 2018

A retired officer of the Hellenic Navy has filed a formal lawsuit for the Attica wildfires that claimed the lived of 88 people. Veteran Lieutenant Commander Panayiotis Stamatis,…

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Attica Fires: Two more bodies found bringing death toll to 85

makis - Jul 26, 2018

Two more bodies were located at the field in Mati, bringing the total count of victims to 85 The official count of victims from the deadly wildfires…

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Attica fires top news in global media

Panos - Jul 24, 2018

The Greek fires that have claimed the lives of 49 people are at the focus of attention for global media outlets. On the BBC’s website, the fires…

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Fires rage in Drama, Serres and Chalkidiki

makis - Sep 22, 2017

Three separate forest fires have broken out in Serres, Cassandra in Chalkidiki and Drama. Firefighters have been deployed to all three regions in an effort to contain…

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Forest fires threatens homes on Greek island

Panos - Aug 17, 2017

Greek authorities say a forest fire is threatening homes in a village on the western island of Kefallonia, but no injuries have been reported. The fire service…

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A Hellish night for the people of Attica & Zakynthos as fires burn everything on their path!

Panos - Aug 14, 2017

Extremely difficult is the night in Kalamos, as the big fire rages unchecked, burning a dense pine forest in the houses scattered around the area. The mayor…

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Fires burn out of control in Mani, southern Greece!

Panos - Jul 03, 2017

Huge fires rage in southern Peloponnese, at the area of Mani, Greece. There are at least three fronts at the moment burning out of control. There are…

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

makis - 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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74 fires break out within 24 hours

makis - Sep 28, 2016

The country’s fire service was called upon to douse a total of 74 fires within just 24 hours, the service said on Wednesday. Of the 74 fires,…

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Menidi: Mother and son tragically perish in apartment fire

Panos - Sep 15, 2016

A fire that broke out early on Thursday morning in an apartment in Menidi claimed two lives of a mother and her son. Unfortunately the Fire Brigade…

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Fires brake out in the Peloponnese and Corfu

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

A large wild fire broke out in the area of Gytheio in the Peloponnese on the afternoon of August 12. A total of 17 vehicles, 50 firefighters…

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Wildfire causes major environmental disaster in Evia

Panos - 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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Evia: Wildfire burns through thousands of acres of pine trees

Panos - Aug 01, 2016

The strong winds on Sunday greatly fueled the fire that broke out in the pine forest of Limni in Evia on Saturday, with the Ministry of Agricultural…

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Fire breaks out between Kalyvia and Anavyssos in eastern Attica

Panos - Jul 29, 2016

The Fire Brigade was called out early on Friday morning to tackle a fire that broke out in a forested area between Kalyvia and Anavyssos in eastern…

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About 150,000 acres have gone up in flames this season

Panos - Jul 28, 2016

This summer has been difficult for the Fire Brigade and firefighters, as about 150,000 acres of forests and agricultural land have gone up in flames. This time…

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Halkidiki: Major forest fire breaks out at Megali Panagia

Panos - Jul 26, 2016

The Fire Brigade is struggling to tackle a major forest fire that broke at Megali Panagia in Halkidi on Tuesday morning. So far 30 firefighters have been…

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Halkidiki: Major forest fire breaks out at Megali Panagia

Panos - Jul 26, 2016

The Fire Brigade is struggling to tackle a major forest fire that broke at Megali Panagia in Halkidi on Tuesday morning. So far 30 firefighters have been…