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Forest Fire Rages on Zakynthos, 1,000 Acres Burned So Far

A forest fire raging on Zakynthos since Tuesday evening has burned over 1,000 acres of woodland so far, while moving towards Volimes village and creating problems for the road system. According to local Imerazante.gr website, the fire started in the...

One Dead, Four Rescued in Seaside Apartment Fire in Katerini, North Greece

One person was found dead and four were rescued in an apartment fire that broke out early Friday morning at Katerini Beach, in North Greece. According to the Fire Department, they received a call for a fire in a tourist...

Forest Fire Breaks Out in Kryoneri, Attica

A forest fire broke out in the Kryoneri, Attica area early on Thursday morning. A team of 45 firefighters rushed to the woodland area, employing 15 vehicles, three aircraft and one helicopter. Strong northern winds make the operation to contain the...

Crews Battling Wildfire in Northern Attica

Strong winds are fueling the flames of a forest fire that engulfed an area near the town of Kapandriti in northern Attica. Dozens of firefighters with the aid of two planes and a helicopter are trying to prevent the flames...

Wildfires Break Out in Attica, Peloponnese in the Midst of Heatwave

Large wildfires are raging in Attica and Messinia, in what is being described as the first large fires of the summer season. With temperatures soaring to 43 degrees Celsius in parts of Greece, firefighters are battling the flames near Krioneri,...

Tsipras Expresses Condolences to Portuguese Counterpart for Deadly Forest Fires

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa on Sunday to express his condolences for the dozens of victims of the forest fires raging in the country, his office said in a statement. The premier also...

Massive Fire Destroys London Apartment Tower

Rescuers in London are working to get residents out of a 27-story apartment tower that has been engulfed in a massive fire for several hours. Officials fear some residents are still trapped in the blaze. A number of people,...

Authorities Arrest 28-Year-Old as Suspect for Fatal Agioi Theodoroi Fire

Authorities on Monday arrested a 28-year-old man as a suspect for starting a fire that broke out in Agioi Theodoroi in Corinth on Sunday afternoon, in which one person was killed, two were seriously burned and one home was...

Fire at Greek Restaurant in Melbourne

A fire broke out at the Spitiko Greek restaurant on Park street in South Melbourne on Wednesday just before 3 pm. The fire was reported to have been "out-of-control" and restaurant patrons were promptly evacuated from the premises as the fire brigade was...

Zakynthos Fire Abating After Burning Through the Night

A forest fire near the village of Maries on the island of Zakythos was gradually receding on Sunday, after blazing through the night. The fire had started late on Saturday afternoon. Fire-fighting forces battled the flames during the night in an...