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US Lends Aerial Reconnaissance Aircraft to Help Greece Fight Wildfires

US Ambassador Pyatt voiced his support for the nation of Greece as the US sent aerial reconnaissance aircraft to battle the Greece wildfires.

Volunteer Fireman Dies After Motorbike Accident While Fighting Fire

A volunteer fireman who rushed out to fight the fires in Ippokrateios Politeia, a northern suburb of Athens, has died on Friday.

Europe and Other Nations Across the World Help Greece Fight Fires

Aid from European countries including France, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland is coming to Greece to strengthen to fight against the fire fronts in Attica, Ilia and Evia

“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.

The Countries that Have Sent Firefighting Help to Greece

Cyprus and Sweden have sent firefighting help to Greece in order to aid in get the massive fires raging across the country under control.

Greek Fire Victims: "We Have Been Left To Our Fate"

It was one of the worst days in modern Greek history. The July 23, 2018 inferno that destroyed the Greek town of Mati left 102 dead and more than 140 in the hospital, many suffering from severe burns. People died in...

Australian TV Hosts Documentary About Mati Wildfires (video)

Australian ABC's Foreign Correspondent featured the story of the disasterous fires on July 23 in Attica's Mati. As soon as firefighter Andreas Demetriou learned that the wildfires reached Mati, he rushed to find his family. What he saw was devastating. His...

Fire Fighters Combating Fire on Salamina, Kanakia Area

A fire has broken out on the island of Salamina, just a 15 minute ferry ride from Piraeus on the mainland. The fire is in the Kanakia area where 60 scouts were camping. They were evacuated immediately and taken to the...

Tsipras and Goldammer Meet to Discuss Attica Fires and Global Threats of Fire Outbreaks

On Thursday, the director of the Global Fire Observation Center, Johann Georg Goldammer, met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Goldammer is leading the independent investigation into the Attica Fires of last month that took the lives of 96 people and devastated...

Australia to Assist Greece with Fire Recovery Efforts

Australia will provide disaster assistance to Greece following the devastating fires that struck near Athens on 23 July, according to a press release from the PM's office. Premier Malcolm Turnbull was quoted as saying that "our thoughts and those of the...