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Large Wildfire Breaks Out on Greek Island of Corfu

A large wildfire broke out on the Greek island of Corfu around noon, near Myrtiotissa beach and the operation to extinguish the fire is still underway. According to local media, the Corfu Fire Department chief stated that authorities have not...

Residents in Neapoli, Greece Set Up IndieGoGo Campaign After Fire

Laconia in southern Peloponnese, suffered significant damage from the 79 fires that broke out on Friday in Greece. According to reports, more than 40 houses were damaged in the city of Neapoli while around 10,000 olive trees were burned. Villages in the...

Wildfires Spread Across Greece

At least six wildfires broke out across Greece on Friday, July 17. The first large-scale fire occurred in Laconia, Peloponnese, where firefighters are still trying to get the situation under control using land vehicles and Canadair aircraft. More than two...

Greek PM Tsipras Calls on Citizens to Remain Calm After Wildfires Spread

Wildfires are quickly spreading across Attica, Laconia and Halkida due to strong winds, while the fire department is attempting to bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the Pentagon where he was informed...

Wildfire Spreads Due to Strong Winds; Greek Villages Evacuated

At least two Greek villages and a children’s summer camp in Lakonia, Peloponnese, were evacuated due to a wildfire that broke out around 3:45 am on Friday, July 17. Authorities have rushed to the scene but the fire is...

Wildfire in Kissamos, Crete, Under Partial Control

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday in Kissamos, Crete, was set under partial control on Sunday. According to first estimations, the fire has burned 300 hectares of olive trees and brushland, and two old and abandoned farmhouses. Greek firemen remain...

Big Fire Breaks Out in Messinia

The wildfire that broke out on Monday at 1 p.m in Messinia, in southwestern Peloponnese, Greece, is out of control. Greek authorities have preventively evacuated the villages of Mavromati, Krontires, Danilaika and Golemi, where the fire is within walking distance from the...

Three Boys Burned Alive Inside Home in Greece

Another tragedy shocked Greece this morning. Three children age 5, 7, and 15 died in a fire inside their home in Mesoropi, a small village near the city of Kavala, Greece. Authorities said that the younger boys died in the fire...

Court Convicts 5 Over Deadly 2007 Wildfire

A Greek court has convicted an elderly villager and four local officials on charges of negligence that led to 36 deaths five years ago in one of the country's worst-ever wildfires. Judges gave a suspended 10-year sentence to Sofia Nikolopoulou,...

Fires Still Burning Areas Around Mt. Athos

The fire that broke out on Mt. Athos in Halkidiki, northern Greece on Aug. 8 raged for days despite all-night coordinated operations by firefighters on air and ground. The situation was slightly better on Aug. 11 because of milder...