Homo Sapiens May Not Have Been the First Species to Use Fire
New emerging evidence discovered in South Africa nullifies prior suggestions indicating that homo sapiens were the first species to use fire. Analysis of fossil remains unearthed from the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa indicates that Homo naledi, an...
Protester Sets Himself on Fire During Tsitsipas Tennis Match
A protester set his arm on fire during a match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman at the Laver Cup tennis tournament in London.
Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens
At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt.
Greek Hospital in Istanbul Damaged by Fire
The Balıklı Greek Hospital in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district caught fire on Thursday. Firefighting crews from throughout the city rushed to the scene while patients, mostly elderly citizens, were carried outside on stretchers and wheelchairs. No casualties were reported. Istanbul's governorate...
Suspected Arsonist Caught on Camera in Penteli Fire Near Athens
An arson suspect was caught on camera on Thursday in relation to the fire that broke out on the densely-forested Mt Penteli just outside of Athens, Greece on Tuesday. According to the Greek television network Alpha, locals saw a man...
New Fire Breaks Out Near Megara, West of Athens
A fire that broke out near Megara west of Athens earlier on Wednesday is now fully fledged, said the Fire Brigade. The fire is burning through the agricultural area of Veniza, where it is currently very windy. A precautionary evacuation of...
Greek Man Whose House Burned in the Penteli Fire Commits Suicide
A Greek man committed suicide on Tuesday evening when he realized that his home on Mt. Penteli, north of Athens, had been destroyed by the fire. Reports say that the 84-year-old man was evacuated earlier by the fire service, as...
Fire on Mt. Penteli North of Athens Brought Under Control
Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that the fire at Mt. Penteli north of Athens that has been burning woodland and houses since Tuesday has abated. Civil Protection officials say that at present there is no active front but firefighters are...
Wildfire Breaks Out at Porto Germeno West of Athens
A large wildfire broke out at Porto Germeno, a seaside resort west of Athens on Tuesday at noon forcing authorities to evacuate a nearby village. Strong north-westerly winds in the area of the Gulf of Corinth are pushing the fire...
Wildfire Threatens Ancient Greek Olive Grove in Amfissa Near Delphi
The Olive Grove of Amfissa, near Delphi, which has been damaged by the wildfire that broke out on Monday near the town of Itea is the largest continuous grove in Greece with over 1.2 million trees whose age has...