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Ferry Passenger Found Alive 48 Hours After Devasting Fire in Greece

A passenger of “Euroferry Olympia” was found alive on Sunday morning more than 48 hours since the devasting fire enveloped the ferry off Corfu, Greece. Members of the Fire Service’s special Disaster Management Unit were able to locate the man...

Rescue Efforts Continue for 12 Missing in Greece Ferry Fire

Rescue efforts continue in Greece on Saturday for 12 people missing - among them 3 Greek nationals -from the fire that engulfed a ferry in the early hours of Friday off the island of Corfu. Late on Friday rescuers descended...

Greece-Italy Ferry on Fire: 11 Missing, Hundreds Evacuated

At least 11 people are missing from the Italian ferry that caught fire in the early hours of Friday off the island of Corfu, Greece. Hundreds of passengers evacuated the vessel in lifeboats and were transported to Corfu. In addition to...

Hundreds Rescued After Fire in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre

Hundreds of people that were trapped in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre following a fire on Wednesday, have been rescued, according to media reports. At least 13 people were taken to the hospital, with some suffering from smoke inhalation. Police at...

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

Tiny Village in Poland Stands in Solidarity with Evia Fire Victims

The community of Niedyszyna, a small village in Poland near Lodz, has expressed their solidarity with those who lost their homes and possessions in the catastrophic fires that blazed across Evia, Greece in August. The group sent a letter of...

New Fire Breaks Out at Vilia, West of Athens as Evia Blaze Still Burns

A major new fire broke out in in Vilia, west of Athens, where a large blaze had burned for six days last week, ravaging swaths of pristine pine forest, Greece’s fire service said in a new announcement on Monday. Shortly...

New Blaze Breaks Out on Fire-Stricken Evia Island in Greece

A new fire broke out late on Sunday on the fire-ravaged island of Evia in central Greece. This time, the blaze is in the southern part of the island near the town of Styra and Marmari which have been...

Five Villages Evacuated West of Athens as Fire Burns for Fourth Day

Five villages near the town of Villa, west of Athens, were evacuated early on Thursday as the fire that broke out on Monday continues to burn the pine forest of Mount Pateras, one of the few remaining green areas...

Fire at Villia, West of Athens, Rages for Second Day

The fire that broke out on Monday in the area of Villia, west of Athens, is still raging on Tuesday despite the overnight efforts of hundreds of firefighters to contain the blaze. Five more communities - Thea, Panorama, Palaiohori, Paliokoundoura...