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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...

Burned Homes in Greece’s Fire-Stricken Mati Demolished

The first burned-out buildings from the fires that devastated the Greek resort of Mati in July were demolished by bulldozers on Monday. Almost a month...

Greek Fires Claim Another Life, Brining Death Toll to 96

Another elderly casualty of July's fires in east Attica has died in hospital from their injuries. The 68-year-old victim passed away in intensive care on...

Evia Fires Under Control, Greek Fire Dept says

There are no more active fire fronts in the region of Psachna in Evia, local Fire Department  commander Vangelis Palios has told the Athens-Macedonian...

Greek Firefighters Tackle Blaze in Evia

Reports are emerging of a forest fire burning in the Evia region which, according to Greek firefighters, is being fanned by winds in the...

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