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Greek Man Whose House Burned in the Penteli Fire Commits Suicide

A Greek man committed suicide on Tuesday evening when he realized that his home on Mt. Penteli, north of Athens, had been destroyed by the fire. Reports say that the 84-year-old man was evacuated earlier by the fire service, as...

Wildfire Breaks Out at Porto Germeno West of Athens

A large wildfire broke out at Porto Germeno, a seaside resort west of Athens on Tuesday at noon forcing authorities to evacuate a nearby village. Strong north-westerly winds in the area of the Gulf of Corinth are pushing the fire...

Fire on Mount Athos, Monasteries Safe

A fire has broken out on the holy site of Mt Athos in Greece on Saturday, but the monasteries the region is famous for are not at risk. The fire has been raging in a forested area of Mt Athos,...

Fire Breaks Out on Evia Island, Village Evacuated

A fire broke out in the area of Gaia in Evia in the municipality of Kimi-Aliveri on Saturday. Greek authorities ordered the evacuation of the village of Kremastos as the flames approached houses nearby. The Fire Service says that high winds...

Athens Suburb Evacuated As Wildfire Rages

A wildfire is raging across the southern Athens suburb of Ano Glyfada on Saturday afternoon and residents of Ano Voula are being evacuated.

Tiny Village in Poland Stands in Solidarity with Evia Fire Victims

The community of Niedyszyna, a small village in Poland near Lodz, has expressed their solidarity with those who lost their homes and possessions in the catastrophic fires that blazed across Evia, Greece in August. The group sent a letter of...

Five Villages Evacuated West of Athens as Fire Burns for Fourth Day

Five villages near the town of Villa, west of Athens, were evacuated early on Thursday as the fire that broke out on Monday continues to burn the pine forest of Mount Pateras, one of the few remaining green areas...

Fire at Vilia, West of Athens, Raging for Third Day

The fire near the town of Vilia, west of Athens, is raging on Wednesday for a third day despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters that try to stop the blaze reaching the town. According to regional governor of Attica,...

Huge Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, South of Athens

A wildfire broke out on Monday near the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, forcing the Fire Service to order the evacuation of a nearby village. The fire is burning vegetation and is threatening the village of Markati. Residents are...

Greece Fires: Evia, Arcadia Continue to Battle Huge Blazes

The fires that have been burning in various parts of Greece have continued their destructive path for the ninth consecutive day.