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New Wildfires in Ancient Corinth, Central Evia, Ancient Olympia

New wildfires broke out in Ancient Corinth and Central Evia areas, while they continue to rage in ancient Olympia, as firefighters battle to contain the flames

Conservationist Laments Loss of City’s “Green Lung,” Touts Prevention

A conservationist stated that the funds used for firefighting by Greece should have been used for fire prevention.

Greek Prosecutor Calls for Investigation into Organized Arson Plot

The prosecutor of Greece's Supreme Court, called for an investigation into a possible organized arson plot after fires ravaged the nation.

Evia Fire Reached the Town of Limni, Thousands Evacuated by Sea

The devastating fires on the island of Evia continued their destructive path on Friday night and onto Saturday.

Multiple Fires in Greece Linked to Arson, Suspects Arrested

Multiple people have been linked to arson across Greece, as fires rage through nearly every region of the country. Two people were arrested in Agios Stefanos, where fires are still currently spreading. The suspects were apprehended by the bridge...

Four Afghans on Trial for Burning Down Migrant Camp on Greece’s Lesvos

Four young Afghan migrants went on trial in Greece accused of starting the fires that burnt down the migrant camp of Moria in Lesvos.

Five Arrested in Suspected Arson at Moria Camp

Greek authorities announced the arrests of five young migrants in relation to the series of fires that razed the refugee camp Moria to the ground last week. Another man has been identified and authorities are in the process of locating...

Greece Has Faced Double the Number of Wildfires in 2019 Compared to 2018

According to the latest figures published recently by Greece's Fire Brigade official statistics, 8,270 wildfires have been recorded across Greece so far in 2019. The shocking figure is double the number of wildfires that occurred in the nation during the...

Greek Police Arrest Four Arson Suspects as Evia Fire Finally Contained

Four people suspected of arson were arrested across Greece on Thursday, as firefighters managed to contain the large fire in central Evia after battling against the flames for three entire days. The Fire Service announced that two Greek citizens were...

Official Data Shows 75% of Greece's Wildfires Attributed to Arson and Negligence

Official data from Greece's Fire Service was brought into the spotlight by Greek daily Kathimerini on Wednesday, which revealed that one in two incidents of wildfires in Greece in 2018 were caused by deliberate acts of arson. This shocking revelation becomes...