Fire Service

Man Found Dead After Fire Breaks Out in Forest Near Kryoneri, Attica

A man was found dead on Friday afternoon near Kryoneri in Attica, Greece. The country's Fire Service tweeted that during an operation to extinguish a fire that broke out in a forest near the town of Kryoneri, a man was...

Large Fire Breaks Out in Lagonissi, Homes Evacuated

A large fire broke out in Lagonissi, southern Attica, not far from the Greek capital city of Athens on Friday afternoon. The country's fire service has already sent 42 men with nineteen vehicles, two aircraft, four helicopters and the Specialized Department...

Data Show 1,517 Fires Broke Out Across Greece in August

According to a study conducted by Andrianos Gourbatsis, which was published on Monday, a total of 1,517 fires broke out across Greece from August 1 to August 31, 2019. Gourbatsis is a a retired General of the Greek Fire...

Large Fire Breaks out Near Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi

  A large fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon near the ancient archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece. A total of 39 fire fighters with 13 vehicles, two groups of firefighters who are on foot, six aircraft and one firefighting...

Huge Fire Breaks Out on Corfu; Two Villages Evacuated

A large fire broke out in southern Corfu, in the Ionian Sea, on Friday afternoon. The forest fire started in the broader area of Kritika around 2 o'clock local time. At least 34 fire fighters have rushed to the spot, and...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Villages Ready for Evacuation

A large fire broke out at 3 am local time on Tuesday on Greece's central Evia (Euboea). The fire burns a thick forest with rich wildlife and it is protected by the European Union's Natura 2000 network. The fire is located...

Large Fire Breaks Out in Attica's Lagonissi

A large wildfire broke out in Lagonissi, Attica, near the capital of Athens, on Saturday afternoon. The fire was first noticed at noon local time at an area with low vegetation, but the fire has already spread burning down pines...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Greece

A large wildfire broke out in Greece‘s island of Evia (Euboea), near the capital of Athens, in Central Greece, on Thursday afternoon. The fire was first noticed in the afternoon at an area which is densely forested with pine and...

Widespread Search on Crete as Man Swept Away by Torrent

The men and women of Greece’s Fire Service, along with the special forces from the EMAK rescue team, launched a widespread search in Crete’s region of Chania on Monday morning. A 61-year old man went missing on Monday when his car...