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Large Wildfire in the Peloponnese Forces Evacuation of Villages

At least three villages were evacuated on Wednesday near the village of Kechries in the municipality of Corinth as a large wildfire has approached houses. Authorities are also concerned because the fire is raging close to a military depot in...

Large Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, Southeast of Athens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out on Thursday south of the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens. The fire has led to the evacuation of nearby villages, consisting mainly of vacation homes, as well as a...

Bush Fire South of Athens Forces Evacuation of Nursing Home, Summer Camp

A fire broke out in Vari, a southern suburb of Athens, on Friday morning, forcing authorities to evacuate a nearby nursing home and a summer camp. A helicopter is aiding the efforts of dozens of firemen to contain the blaze...

Firefighters Contain Large Fire in Greece's Chios

Greek firefighters have managed to contain a large fire on the island of Chios on Wednesday, after two villages were ordered to evacuate. The fire was raging in the Kampos area aided by powerful winds are pushing the fire fronts...

Fires at Greek Island Migrant Camp Force Evacuation

Two fires that broke out on Sunday evening outside the migrant camp on the island of Samos, in the eastern Aegean, have destroyed a number of shacks built by asylum seekers outside the perimeter of the camp. Firefighters who had...

One Child Dead After Fire Breaks Out at Lesvos' Moria Refugee Camp

A youth was found dead after a large fire erupted on Monday at the infamous refugee and migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos in Greece. The Greek Fire Brigade said that they had discovered the body of...

Vandals Torch Christmas Tree in Athens’ Exarchia for the Second Time in a Week

Unknown vandals burned for the second time in less than two days the Christmas tree of the central square of the notorious Exarchia district in Athens on Friday night. The new incident took place just a few hours after the...

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...

Refugee Dies in Container Fire in Greece's Lesvos Migrant Camp

A 27-year-old female Afghan refugee burned to death early on Thursday morning in the container in which she was living with her family in the Cara Tepe refugee camp, on the island of Lesvos. The woman was living in the...

At Least Twenty Evacuated From Athens Hotel Fire; Deliberate Arson Possible

Firefighters evacuated twenty people who had been trapped inside a hotel in southern Athens where a fire broke out on Thursday morning. Initial information indicated that the blaze started in a room of the Athenaeum Palace hotel, which is located...