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Greece's Cephalonia On Alert as Wildfires Rage Unchecked (video)

Authorities on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the village Ano Kateleio in Cephalonia as fires on the island continued to rage unchecked in Lagada, Kateleio, Kourkoumelata and Mantzavinata, fanned by winds of up to 10 Beaufort. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian...

Benefit Concert for Greek Fire Victims to be Held at Ancient Theatre

A benefit concert dedicated to the late writer, poet and song-writer Manos Eleftheriou will be held at the Herod Atticus Odeon this Wednesday, starting at 21:00, with all proceeds going to support the victims of the deadly Attica fires. The...

Burned Homes in Greece's Fire-Stricken Mati Demolished

The first burned-out buildings from the fires that devastated the Greek resort of Mati in July were demolished by bulldozers on Monday. Almost a month since the deadly fire of July 23, that claimed the lives of at least 96...

Greek Fires Claim Another Life, Brining Death Toll to 96

Another elderly casualty of July's fires in east Attica has died in hospital from their injuries. The 68-year-old victim passed away in intensive care on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 96. At the moment, according to...

Evia Fires Under Control, Greek Fire Dept says

There are no more active fire fronts in the region of Psachna in Evia, local Fire Department  commander Vangelis Palios has told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, expressing the belief that the fires would be completely extinguished by Monday morning. The...

Greek Firefighters Tackle Blaze in Evia

Reports are emerging of a forest fire burning in the Evia region which, according to Greek firefighters, is being fanned by winds in the area and dry fuel. The blaze broke out in the Dirfyon municipal region in a dry...

Greece Enacts Emergency Rules on Building Demolitions After Fires

Greece's government has enacted emergency procedures which will allow ministries to issue demolition orders on illegally constructed buildings. Saturday's move will give the Environment, Energy and Interior ministers the power to order the removal of structures which are in breach of...

Greek Fire Service Says Death Toll from Attica Blazes Has Reached 94

The number of victims from the deadly fires which swept through Attica last month has reached 94, according to the Greek fire service. In an update on Saturday, it was also stated that the Directorate for Criminal Investigations of the Hellenic...

Official Death Toll from Greek Fires Rises to 93

The official toll from wildfires in East Attica has reached 93, following the death on Thursday of a hospitalized victim. The latest fatality was a 78-year-old woman from Mati with chronic health issues who was in the intensive care unit...

Pollution Warning Issued over Greek Fires

People returning to their homes devastated by last month's Greek fires, are being urged to wear masks and gloves for fear of pollution unleashed by the blazes. In comments to Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, professor of environmental engineering at Thessaloniki’s Aristotle...