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Two Big Fires Broke Out in Euboea

Two big fires broke out in forest land with pine trees in Ritsona and Psachna, both located in Euboea, Greece. The firefighters are struggling with the flames to extinguish both fires. Residential areas in both cases have not been threatened. The first...

Fire Breaks Out in Kythera

A fire broke out in the region of Agia Elesa on the island of Kythera and is burning hollies and shrubs. The fire expanded quickly because of the winds, and the three Canadair jets which were called to help extinguish...

Fire on the Greek Island of Chios Threatens Villages, Homes

One of the largest fires of the summer broke out today on the Greek Island of Chios. The strong winds do not allow fire-planes to operate.  About 80 firefighters are on the scene trying to put out the fire...

Kids' Camp Evacuated as Fire Burns Near Athens

Greek authorities evacuated a children's summer camp and a monastery near Athens on Thursday as a wildfire swept through forest land, damaging five homes and threatening others. The blaze was one of several dozen reported in the country over...

Greek American Foundation Plants 4,000 Saplings on Thassos

Greek-American "Plant your roots in Greece" is a non-profit foundation which contributes to planting saplings in Greece. Their new goal was to plant trees on Thassos island to help the island forget the wildfires of 1990-1991, which destroyed the...

Fire in Cypriot Mosque Fuels Political Issue

Fire broke out  in a mosque in Lemesos on Holy Saturday. Dervish Eroglu, head of the Turkish Cypriots, is blaming Greek Cypriots for the fire. He says they were encouraged by Orthodox clergymen. "Such actions prove that Greek Cypriots dislike...

Athens in Flames: Historic Cinemas, Cafes, Shops and Banks On Fire

 Historic cinemas, cafes, shops and banks went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity...

Fire Breaks Out at Historical Hotel 'Acropole Palace' in Athens

A major fire broke out at the at the historical hotel 'Acropole Palace' in Athens around 7:00 p.m. on Monday. A call was made to fire department and over two dozen fire tenders were rushed to the spot in order...

Ongoing Fire in Crete

A fire broke out at 2:30 in Sirikari, in the municipality of Kissamos, Crete. Ten vehicles of the fire brigade are attempting to extinguish the fire, since the wind is strong, contributing to the spread of the fire.

Fires in Arkadia and Megara

A fire broke out this afternoon in the region of Megara.   No residencies were threatened and  the fire is partly under control. However, the forest area was burnt. Firemen remain in their position prepared for relighting. Another fire broke...