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Greek Citizen Protection Minister Blames Arson for Zakynthos Wildfires

The recent wildfires on Zakynthos island were the work of arsonists, Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas said on Tuesday. Speaking on Real FM, Toskas...

Arson Suspected Over Simultaneous Zakynthos Wildfires

Suspicions point to arson for the multiple wildfires that have erupted in Zakynthos over the last 72 hours. At least 11 fires were recorded in...

Young Man Charged With Starting Fires in Attica

Greek authorities say a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with starting 16 fires over the past five months. A Fire Service announcement says...

Fire Service Blames Arsonists for Forest Fire in Lesvos

Firefighters and volunteers battled all night with the blaze in Lesvos. By Friday morning the fire, which threatened to engulf the villages of Plomari, Trygona...

Indefinite Suspension Lifted from Greece’s Domestic Soccer League

According to the AP, the indefinite suspension that was placed on the Greece's domestic soccer league's games has been lifted some eight days after...

Fire Brigade Operations Center Reports Increase of Arson Cases and Wildfires in 2016

There was a 22.8 pct increase in the number of forest fires that broke out in 2016 compared with the previous year causing a...

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...

Controversial New Austerity Law to Change Forest Maps Scrapped

Forest fires are not uncommon in Greece in great part due to the fact that in Greece if land is mapped as a forest...

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...

Fires in Greece Raise Arson Suspicion – One Man Found Dead in Ymittos

The 79 fires that broke out on Friday in Greece have left one person dead, threatened various residential areas and raised suspicions about the causes of the outbreaks. Firefighters...

Greece Threatened by Summer Fires; Fire Department Understaffed

Greece's nature may suffer innumerable disasters this summer season, since the country's Fire Department is not operating properly. According to Greek newspaper "Ta Nea," several fire...

Varympompi, Thrakomakedones in Flames

A big fire broke out at 10:20 in the evening of August 5 at Varympompi while fire-fighters are struggling with the strong winds (wind...

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