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Greece Replaces Police, Fire Chiefs over Deadly Blazes

The Greek government has replaced the heads of the Hellenic Police and the Fire Department in light of the recent blazes in East Attica that left 91 people dead and dozens injured. The replacements follow Friday's resignation of Deputy Citizen...

Did Tsipras Know there were Deaths on Monday Night?

The Greek government is under heavy criticism for the slow response of the state mechanism during the deadly East Attica fires. Now new testimonies imply that Alexis Tsipras was aware that there were deaths during the meeting with competent officials...

Fire Department Report Nixes Implications of Arson in Athens Fires

A report from the Hellenic Fire Department Arson Agency (DAEE) suggests that the cause of fires that started north of Mati, was negligence, despite claims of arson by government officials. The report followed comments on Thursday by Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas,...

Agony and Despair as Search for Missing Greeks Moves Slowly

Anguish, sadness and anger are the feelings of the relatives of the hundreds of missing persons after the devastating fires in East Attica. Residents and holidaymakers who were in Mati and Rafina to enjoy the sea and the sun can...

Fires Rage in Ilia, Villages Evacuated, Reborn Forest Burns Again

A fire that broke out on Sunday afternoon in the Ilia prefecture in Peloponnese is burning woodlands near the villages of Rodina and Kostomera, forcing the Fire Department to ask for inhabitants to evacuate as a precautionary measure. The fires started...

Μother and Son Die in Apartment Fire in Athens

A mother and her son were found dead in their blazing apartment by men of the Athens Fire Department early Thursday morning in the Acharnes neighborhood. The apartment was on fire but the flames did not reach the adjacent apartments....

Greek Island Declares State of Emergency Due to Fires

Fires have been raging on the Greek island of Evia for the last three days. The Limni area in northern Evia is in a state of emergency, while the fire department is battling a double front. At the moment,...

Three People Dead in Greek Psychiatric Hospital Fire

Three people were killed on Friday afternoon during a fire that broke out at the ground floor of Dafni Psychiatric Hospital in Athens, Greece. The three deceased individuals were hospital patients. The Greek Fire Department said that three more people were seriously injured. The...

Hundreds of Greek Police and Fire Dept Vehicles Immobilized Due to Lack of Funds

Hundreds of police cars and fire trucks remain immobilized as there are no funds for their repair or replacement, according to Greek Police and Fire Department officials. The economic crisis has caused significant problems in the daily operation of the...

Strong Winds and Snow Disrupt Greece Again, One Dead From Uprooted Tree Fall [Video]

One death and two injuries have been recorded in Greece due to deteriorating weather conditions in the eastern island of Lesvos when their car was crushed by an uprooted poplar in the road connecting the island's capital town Mytilene and...