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Floods Follow Catastrophic Fires in Greece’s Evia

The North Evia floods generated by the bad weather system "Athena" caused great destruction as they swept the fire-stricken North Evia

The History — and Future — of Greek Firefighting

The history of Greek firefighting throughout the years and how it may best function in the future is now under scrutiny. Wildfires scorched more acres than have ever been burned before during August. Wednesday in the Greek Parliament, verbal blows...

Pyrophytes: The Plants That Adapt to — And Thrive in — Fires

Found a video that explains that giant sequoias also are like this.... we need to add sequoias to this story

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece; set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times, sometimes the fires were also set by Greeks themselves. According to an article written by L.G. Liacos entitled "Present Studies and History of Burning...

New Fire Breaks Out at Vilia, West of Athens as Evia Blaze Still Burns

A major new fire broke out in in Vilia, west of Athens, where a large blaze had burned for six days last week, ravaging swaths of pristine pine forest, Greece’s fire service said in a new announcement on Monday. Shortly...

The Priest Who Lost His Church in the Massive Fire of Evia, Greece

The destruction of an old Greek Orthodox church in Kokkinomilia was one of the many sad losses Evia has suffered after the fires that ravaged the island. Villages were evacuated and left to the infernos, hundreds of houses were destroyed,...

Climate Change Report Warns of More Heatwaves, Sea Level Rise in Greece

As Greece experienced the worst fires the country has seen in the past weeks, torching forests and homes, the UN issued their climate change report with intense warnings about the rapid upward rise of global temperatures. With Greece recording ground...

Fire at Villia, West of Athens, Rages for Second Day

The fire that broke out on Monday in the area of Villia, west of Athens, is still raging on Tuesday despite the overnight efforts of hundreds of firefighters to contain the blaze. Five more communities - Thea, Panorama, Palaiohori, Paliokoundoura...

Fire Victims Receive Aid from Greeks Across the Country

The victims of the destructive infernos that have hit Greece over the past twelve days are now receiving aid from across the country, donated by public and private organizations and citizens. Greeks across the country responded immediately to support their...

New Wildfires in Ancient Corinth, Central Evia, Ancient Olympia

New wildfires broke out in Ancient Corinth and Central Evia areas, while they continue to rage in ancient Olympia, as firefighters battle to contain the flames