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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...

At Least 24 Dead as Huge Fires Rage Near Greece's Capital

At least twenty-four people have died in huge fires raging out of control outside the Greek capital. Twenty deaths were confirmed by Greek government spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos while four more were found dead in the sea at the area of...

Greece Declares Emergency as Government Suspects Arson

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of greater Athens, as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside towns on either side of the Greek capital. One fire was...

Wildfire Threatens Village in Ilia, Greece

Fire fighters are battling a fire that broke out at a forest in the Ilia prefecture in Peloponnese on Sunday night. The fire, that spread quickly because of strong winds, had earlier threatened homes in the villages if Skylountia and...

Summer Has Come Early as Wildfires Rage Across Greece

Firefighters have been battling wildfires raging on many fronts throughout Greece since Saturday. It is the first outbreak of fires for the season, aided by strong winds and unseasonably high temperatures. The most serious front, according to the fire service is...

Greek Police Arrest Two Men for Arson in the Peloponnese

Hellenic Police (EL.AS) on Monday arrested two men on arson charges in connection with a series of fires in Ilia, in the Peloponnese, during the weekend. The two men are Greek, aged 31 and 29 respectively, and police believe they...

Zakynthos Fires Under Control, No Homes at Risk

The blazes on Zakynthos island are under control after the fires that started on Saturday afternoon destroyed thousands of acres of forest land, but no homes are at risk at present. According to forestry experts, the fires have caused incalculable...

Arson Suspected Over Simultaneous Zakynthos Wildfires

Suspicions point to arson for the multiple wildfires that have erupted in Zakynthos over the last 72 hours. At least 11 fires were recorded in the wooded hills of the popular Greek resort, most of them occurring simultaneously. No injuries have...

Fires Destroy Homes in the Mani Area (video)

The area of ​​eastern Mani, Peloponnese is still suffering from the fires that started on Saturday destroying houses and forest lands. Even though firefighters and local volunteers had managed to contain the blazes on Sunday afternoon, the fires rekindled on...

Regional Government to Use Drones for Fire Prevention

The regional government will employ police drones to assist with the prevention of forest fires, the deputy regional governor for northern Attica, Giorgos Karameros said, following a meeting of the Civil Protection Co-ordination Body. “Prevention and coordination are key in...