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Piraeus Bank Launches Initiative for Restoration of Fire-Hit Areas

Piraeus Bank announced on Tuesday the donation of €1.5 million ($1.8) to support actions for the sustainable restoration of the damages incurred by the recent fires in Greece. In an announcement, Piraeus Bank says it stands by all the households and...

Greek Prosecutor Calls for Investigation into Organized Arson Plot

The prosecutor of Greece's Supreme Court, called for an investigation into a possible organized arson plot after fires ravaged the nation.

New Fire Erupts Near Athens as Blazes Rage on in Ilia, Evia

New fires have rekindled in Varympompi, north of Athens, on three fronts. The ominous developments occur just one day after the previous fire.

“Human Dam” of Firefighters Hold Back Fire on Greece’s Evia Island

Residents and tourists in Rovia were told to head to the sea as a "human dam" of firefighters attempted to hold back the fire on Evia Island.

Over 100 Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Fires in Greece

The Evia and Varympompi fires have now burned over 150 homes and 20,000 acres of land; three more villages on Evia have been evacuated.

Firefighters Rush to Save Lives and Homes as Wildfires Rage in Greece

Wildfires in Greece have spread to Attica on Thursday, forcing hundreds of Greeks to evacuate their homes.

Greek Firefighters Warn Public That Only 40 Percent of Their Vehicles are Reliable

The President of the Association of Firefighters, Phillipos Panteleakos, has said there are many damaged firefighting vehicles in garages all over the country awaiting maintenance. Their transfer to the garages should have taken place in April but was delayed as...

Greek Army Called in to Help Fight Raging Fires

ARCADIA, Greece - A big fire tore through a forested area close to Anemodouri area here on Aug. 8, prompting Greek authorities to ask the army to help in efforts to put out the roaring blaze, while other fires...

Yilmaz Denies Greece Forest Fire Report

A former Turkish prime minister is denying that he alleged that government agents set forest fires in Greece, Turkey's traditional foe, in the early 1990s. The Turkish newspaper Birgun reported that Mesut Yilmaz referred in an interview last week to...