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PM Tsipras Visits Thassos as Wild Fires Scorch the Island for Third Day [videos and photos]

At around 11 am on Monday, an Air Force Chinook helicopter brought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the Greek island of Thassos, where firefighters have been battling the flames of a wildfire for the past three days. After surveying the...

Incalculable Ecological Damage Caused by Wildfire in Northern Evia (video)

As of Monday morning, the wildfire that has been blazing in northern Evia for the past three days still threatens the town of Limni (Lake), and authorities have now anchored a boat near the port incase an emergency evacuation is...

Government Explores Aid to Mastic Farmers Following Devastating Wildfire

On an official visit to the Aegean island of Chios, Rural Development and Foods Minister Vangelis Apostolou said the government will benchmark 500,000 euros to help promote and advertise mastic gum products following the devastating wildfire that swept through...

Mastihohoria Lament 90% of Mastic Trees Swallowed by Chios Wildfire

Authorities have declared the Aegean island of Chios in a state of emergency due to a wildfire that has been raging since the early hours of Monday morning. An additional 50 men were deployed from the armed forces and...

Five Ethnic Greek Villages in Albania Threatened by Fire

Five villages occupied by the ethnic Greek minority in southern Albania were under serious threat from wildfires burning in the Delvine region since Tuesday night and had to evacuate residents, Finiq Mayor Leonidas Christos...

Athens Hailstorm Helps Firefighters Battling Flames at Dervenohoria

  A hailstorm in Athens on Tuesday gave hope to firemen battling at two fronts to keep the fire at Dervenohoria, northwest of Athens, under control. The fire, raging out of control since Saturday, has swallowed an estimated 1,200 acres of...

Dervenohoria Wildfire Swells, Fears for Nearby Ammunition Factory [pics]

A wildfire at Dervenohoria, raging since 10:40 pm on Saturday, noted a resurgence on Monday afternoon due to a change in wind direction causing it to spread towards a forest area. The fire is currently raging between the villages...

Fire Spreads Out of Control in Dervenohoria, Arson Could be to Blame

Raging fires burned out of control in Dervenohoria, on the border between Attica and Viotia, on Sunday. The forest fires, near Mount Parnitha, began at 22:40 and quickly spread as they were fanned by winds of 7 on the...

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...