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Fire Brigade Operations Center Reports Increase of Arson Cases and Wildfires in 2016

There was a 22.8 pct increase in the number of forest fires that broke out in 2016 compared with the previous year causing a more devastating effect with the area of burnt land rising by 124.5 pct, the Fire...

WWF Greece Calls on Citizens to Help Spread Forest Fire Awareness and Prevention

Following the dreary news from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) that forest fires in Greece has been dubbed the fifth worst year in a decade for 2016, the environmental conservation organization, WWF Greece, has called for action. At a...

Civil Protection Warns of High Risk of Wild Fires

According to the General Secretary of Civil Protection, the areas of Attica, Evia, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Crete and islands in the South Aegean are at high risk of wildfires breaking out. The Civil Protection warning was issued Friday. The General Secretary...

Second Firefighter Dead in Cyprus Raging Blaze

A second firefighter lost his life during the blaze that is ravaging the area near the villages of Spilia, Kannavia and Hagia Irene in Cyprus and continues for the third day. Marios Aristotelous succumbed on Monday and he is the...

Global Forest Watch Reveals Vast Destruction in Greece

When a huge wave of fires broke out in Greece in August 2007, many people considered it one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Seven years later, the GlobalForestWatch (GBW) gives a clear image of the natural...

Australia: Fires Over Shadow the Panhellenic Games in Oceania

About 700 athletes, men and women of Greek origin, took part in the Panhellenic Games in Oceania. The Games were held in Canberra as the Australian capital celebrates its 100 years. Despite the impressive attendance, this year's Games were  "overshadowed"...

Blazes in Peloponnese and Crete Under Control

Fires broke out during the night of May 28, in the Peloponnese and the Greek islands of Crete and Kefalonia. A blaze broke out around 10 pm in a grassland area in Giannitsena,  Kyparissia, in the Peloponnese. Because of stormy...

Fires Spread in Greece, State of Emergency on Rhodes

The plague of wildfires in Greece this summer has hit forested areas on the Greek islands of Hydra, Rhodes and Crete and in the northern city of Florina, the Athens News Agency reported. A state of emergency was declared in...