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Large Wildfire Rages in North-Eastern Greece Near Alexandroupoli

On Saturday, the authorities in north-eastern Greece evacuated the residents of at least eight villages near the city of Alexandroupoli. The following day, efforts to control the blaze continued. The Greek fire department reported that over 130 firefighters, supported by...

Revenue from Summer Tourism in Greece Diminished Due to Wildfires

Countries like Greece which have been affected by the wildfires that swept over much of the Mediterranean region in late July are now taking stock of how much their tourism revenues have been impacted. The wildfires necessitated the evacuation of...

Ammunition Blasts In Volos Greek Air Force Base Caused by Fires

More areas of Magnesia, Thessaly, Central Greece, were being evacuated on Thursday afternoon under the threat of approaching fire, and while explosions were heard from an ammunition depot at the Nea Anchialos Air Force Base near the city of...

Two Dead In Central Greece Fires As Blazes Continue To Rage

Fires continued to burn in the Greek mainland on Thursday as two more people were lost in the blaze in central Greece.

Fires Blaze in Lamia and Velestino in Greece

Fires are reportedly burning in the city of Lamia and the town of Velestino, both situated in mainland Greece. The news of further fires comes amid continued efforts to prevent further damage and destruction from wildfires on Greek islands...

Wildfires in Greece Blamed on Arson

As the authorities and first responders continue to battle devastating wildfires in parts of Greece, there has been growing speculation that arson is to blame for at least some of the blazes. The mayor of Corfu is among those...

Thousands of Olive Trees Donated to Restore Groves of Ancient Olympia

More than 130,000 olive saplings have been donated to farmers in the area surrounding Ancient Olympia in the northwest Peloponnese, replacing some of the hundreds of thousands that burned in last summer's devastating wildfires. An official ceremony in the...

Firefighters Rush to Save Lives and Homes as Wildfires Rage in Greece

Wildfires in Greece have spread to Attica on Thursday, forcing hundreds of Greeks to evacuate their homes.