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Wildfire Rages in East Attica Town of Artemida, Evacuations Ordered

On Wednesday, a series of wildfires broke out around east Attica, forcing the evacuation of many towns in the region. And yet another new wildfire is threatening east Attica's seaside, including the town of Artemida. The fire is thought to...

Greece Orders Evacuation of Towns as Fires Rage East of Athens

Wildfires raging in towns east of Athens are approaching houses, resulting in the authorities issuing orders for evacuations in the region. High temperatures and strong winds are only strengthening the flames and spreading the fires, making them extremely dangerous. The...

Much of Greece at Increased Risk of Wildfires on Wednesday

Much of Greece is at a "very high" risk of wildfires on Wednesday, according to an announcement by government officials. Authorities stated that much of the mainland, including the regions of Attica, Evia, central Greece, and the Peloponnese are at...

Firefighters Try to Tame Wildfire on Kefalonia

Firefighters on Kefalonia have been battling wildfires all night for the second day, while Argostoli mayor advises residents of certain areas to evacuate as strong winds make the direction of the blaze unpredictable. On the island there are currently 102...

Fire Rages in East Mani; 5 Communities Evacuated

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday afternoon in the forest area of ​​Lagada in Eastern Mani is still raging, forcing the residents of five communities to evacuate as a precaution. The fire is burning on two fronts, without threatening...

Deadly Wildfire at Mati Still Haunts Greece Two Years Later

It has been two years since the devastating fires of July 23, 2018 in the seaside Athens suburb of Mati left horrifying images that the mind cannot erase. The fear and devastation of that day still continue to haunt...

Dozens of Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Greece's Evia

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday near the town of Karystos, at the southern tip of the island of Evia is raging out of control threatening a nearby village and holiday homes, the Greek Fire Service says. Authorities have...

Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Breaks Down for Australia Wildfire Victims

Greek Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios burst into tears after his win on Friday's ATP Cup, where he played to raise money for the victims of the devastating wildfires that sweep across Australia. https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/status/1212677231270645762 Kyrgios had previously announced his initiative to...

Greek Authorities Present New Contingency Plans for Natural Disasters

The director of Greece's General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Phoebos Theodorou, presented two new comprehensive government plans for addressing floods and wildfires in the country on Monday. The new contingency plans have the code names ''Dardanus'' and ''Iolaus.'' The presentation of the...