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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...

Wildfire Burns Inside Air Base, One Fire Fighter Dead

Greek authorities say a fire fighter has died while helping to battle a large wildfire burning inside an air force base just west of the capital Athens. A fire department spokesman, speaking anonymously according to department regulations, said the fire...