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Fire Destroys Historic Byzantine Convent in Central Greece

A fire destroyed a section of the ancient Convent of Panagia Varnakova in Fokida, central Greece, after breaking out after 11 p.m. on Sunday. Unfortunately, the fire ruined relics which had been the pride of the convent and an extremely old icon...

Greek Investigators Say Central Athens Hotel Fire Likely Arson

The cause of Thursday afternoon's fire at an Athens hotel which sent three people to the hospital very well might be officially attributed to arson, Fire Brigade investigators reported on Thursday evening. Two plastic containers with flammable liquid were recovered intact...

PM Mitsotakis Visits Fire-Ravaged Mati, Speaks With Residents

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit on Friday morning to the site on Marathonos Avenue used to store the burned tree trunks cleared from the charred landscape after last year's destructive fire in the seaside town of Mati,...

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...

PM Mitsotakis Attends Memorial Service for Mati Wildfire Victims

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis went to the town of Mati, Attica, on Tuesday morning to attend a memorial service held for the 102 victims of the national tragedy which hit the area exactly one year ago. The service took...

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...