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Wildfire in Northern Greece Burning for 16th Day

Greek firefighting forces are still battling a wildfire that has been burning for sixteen consecutive days at Mount Papikio in Rhodope of Northern Greece, the Hellenic Fire Service said on Monday. Three hundred and twenty firefighters with thirty-one fire engines...

Prehistoric Jar Discovered on Riverbank in Western Greece

A unit of the special fire service forces was called to salvage a rare prehistoric jar from the river bank near Arta, western Greece. 

Fires Break Out in the Peloponnese and Corfu

A large wild fire broke out in the area of Gytheio in the Peloponnese on the afternoon of August 12. A total of 17 vehicles, 50 firefighters and 34 hikers participated in the efforts to put out the fire, along...

Greek Fire Department Combats 1,500 Fire Fronts Every Year

A recent report, brought together by the deputy commander of the Greek Fire Service, Adrianos Gourbatsis, revealed that 1.6 million hectares of land was burned in Greece between 1981 and 2014. The average expanse of land burned annually is...

43-Year-Old Woman Swept Away by Flood Found Dead in Athens

A 43-year-old mother of two children was found dead on Saturday morning in the area of Freattyda in Piraeus, after her car was swept away in a flash flood on Thursday in Kamatero, a suburb northwest of Athens, Greece. The woman is said to...

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...