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Man Found Dead After Fire Breaks Out in Forest Near Kryoneri, Attica

A man was found dead on Friday afternoon near Kryoneri in Attica, Greece. The country's Fire Service tweeted that during an operation to extinguish a fire that broke out in a forest near the town of Kryoneri, a man was...

Large Fire Breaks out Near Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi

  A large fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon near the ancient archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece. A total of 39 fire fighters with 13 vehicles, two groups of firefighters who are on foot, six aircraft and one firefighting...

Corfu Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Two Villages (video)

Two villages in southern Corfu were being evacuated on Tuesday afternoon as a large fire that broke out for unknown reasons began to approach residential areas. The villages of Neochori and Paleochori are currently under evacuation. "We have a problem, the...

PM Mitsotakis Visits Burned Areas on Evia, Pledges Immediate Relief

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited on Wednesday noon the scorched areas of central Evia (Euboea) to get a first-hand look at the situation on the island. Mitsotakis visited the mobile coordination center called "Olympos", which is currently based in central...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Villages Ready for Evacuation

A large fire broke out at 3 am local time on Tuesday on Greece's central Evia (Euboea). The fire burns a thick forest with rich wildlife and it is protected by the European Union's Natura 2000 network. The fire is located...

WWF Warns of Worsening 'Superfires' across Europe

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned of the risks from new faster-spreading 'superfires' during heatwaves and drought periods affecting Europe as a symptom of climate change, according to Reuters. Although the Mediterranean is the area most affected by wildfires, northern...

Greek Police Arrest Suspect Over Evia Wildfire; Five Injured

A 64-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday night as the culprit of the forest wildfire in the region of Manikia of Evia, which started at 14:15. The man was arrested by officers of the Arson Crimes Division and investigating officers...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Greece

A large wildfire broke out in Greece‘s island of Evia (Euboea), near the capital of Athens, in Central Greece, on Thursday afternoon. The fire was first noticed in the afternoon at an area which is densely forested with pine and...

Fire Breaks Out in Western Greece's Achaea

A relatively large wildfire broke out in Greece's Achaea region, near Patras, in Western Greece on Monday. The fire broke out at approximately 13:35 local time on Monday in an area covered with low vegetation and cultivated land. https://twitter.com/pyrosvestiki/status/1138078216671956992 A strong presence...

Fire-Stricken Mati Sends Defiant Message of Hope

Residents of the fire-stricken Greek town of Mati, located 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, have raised a huge banner on a burned-out building, wishing everyone a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". "Merry Christmas. Happy 2019 with...