Moving Scenes as Greek Firefighters Pay Tribute to Medical Staff of Thessaloniki
Village Evacuated as Firefighters Battle Wild Fire on Corfu Island
Greek firefighters in cooperation with the Hellenic Police are evacuating the village of Viggla on Corfu island. Viggla is a small village at an altitude of 250 meters (820 ft) right opposite to the Albanian coastline. According to local media the firefighters use...
Greek Firefighters and Rescuers Criticize Government on Deadly Fires Response
The head of Greek firemen federation and the leader of a coast guard rescue mission criticized the government for responding slow and misinforming the public on the deadly East Attica wildfires. Dimitris Stathopoulos, the head of the firefighters' federation spoke...
Greek Heroes Save Lives for a Few Hundred Euros
Underpaid and overworked, Greece's firefighters, police and ambulance staff have been hailed as heroes following their superhuman efforts on Monday to save lives in the deadly fires that hit East Attica. Every summer, the tireless men of the Fire Department...
Kythira Island in "State of Emergency", Firefighter hospitalized
The wildfire is ranging on Kythira for a third day and a "state of emergency" was declared on Saturday, after four settlements had to be evacuated. One third of the island’s forest and low vegetation areas have been burned...
Wildfire south of Athens injures firemen, damages homes
Three firefighters have been hospitalized with burns and local authorities have issued an evacuation order for residents near a seaside town south of Athens as a wildfire fueled by high winds threatened homes, but has now been contained, authorities...
New Destructive Fires Blaze on Chios, Six Injured [video]
A major fire broke out on Chios early in the morning on Friday destroying a forested area and injuring six people. The blaze continues between the villages Sidirounta, Katavasi and Managros. Speaking to Skai television, deputy governor of the region Stamatis...
Firefighters Battle Blaze on Mount Taygetus Forest
More than 60 firefighters and 17 vehicles are employed to contain a forest blaze that broke out late Sunday in the Taygetus Mountain range in Peloponnese. On Monday the fire had spread to steep, inaccessible terrain, near the village of...
Greek Island Declares State of Emergency Due to Fires
Fires have been raging on the Greek island of Evia for the last three days. The Limni area in northern Evia is in a state of emergency, while the fire department is battling a double front. At the moment,...
Athens Hailstorm Helps Firefighters Battling Flames at Dervenohoria
A hailstorm in Athens on Tuesday gave hope to firemen battling at two fronts to keep the fire at Dervenohoria, northwest of Athens, under control. The fire, raging out of control since Saturday, has swallowed an estimated 1,200 acres of...