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Data Show 1,517 Fires Broke Out Across Greece in August

According to a study conducted by Andrianos Gourbatsis, which was published on Monday, a total of 1,517 fires broke out across Greece from August...

Fires Have Broken Out in Several Parts of Greece

The risk of wildfires this weekend remains high in six regions around the country, according to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. The relevant authorities...

Authorities on Heightened Alert for Wildfires after Warning for Gale-Force Winds Issued

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS or EMY) issued a weather warning on Friday for very strong winds which will affect several areas of...

Greece Has Faced Double the Number of Wildfires in 2019 Compared to 2018

According to the latest figures published recently by Greece's Fire Brigade official statistics, 8,270 wildfires have been recorded across Greece so far in 2019. The...

Greece Can Learn Invaluable Lessons on Battling Wildfires

By Andrew Tzembelicos Last year, I was closely involved in writing a report for the Government of British Columbia following the devastating 2017 wildfire season...

Official Data Shows 75% of Greece’s Wildfires Attributed to Arson and Negligence

Official data from Greece's Fire Service was brought into the spotlight by Greek daily Kathimerini on Wednesday, which revealed that one in two incidents...

”Smart” Radar To Protect Thessaloniki’s Sheikh Sou Forest from Wildfire

Local officials from Thessaloniki announced on Wednesday that they have selected two new methods to fight wildfires in the city's peri-urban forest of Sheikh Sou,...

Greece 2018: The Year in Review

The year 2018 was a tumultuous one for Greece, marked by tragic events such as the East Attica fires which claimed the lives of...

Marathon Mayor Dedicates 36th Race to Victims of Attica Wildfires

The 36th Authentic Marathon was held on Sunday morning in the town of Marathon, Greece, with Mayor Elias Psinakis dedicating this year's race to the...

New Data Reveal Extent of Cretan Fires

An area of 1,534 hectares was burnt on Crete in 2018 by the fires that broke out on the island during the year. According to...

Greece’s Cephalonia On Alert as Wildfires Rage Unchecked (video)

Authorities on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the village Ano Kateleio in Cephalonia as fires on the island continued to rage unchecked in Lagada,...

Benefit Concert for Greek Fire Victims to be Held at Ancient Theatre

A benefit concert dedicated to the late writer, poet and song-writer Manos Eleftheriou will be held at the Herod Atticus Odeon this Wednesday, starting...

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