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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...

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...

PM Mitsotakis Visits Fire-Ravaged Mati, Speaks With Residents

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit on Friday morning to the site on Marathonos Avenue used to store the burned tree trunks cleared...

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...

PM Mitsotakis Attends Memorial Service for Mati Wildfire Victims

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis went to the town of Mati, Attica, on Tuesday morning to attend a memorial service held for the 102...

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...

Anger in Greece as Authorities Choose Not to Participate in Common EU Firefighting Force

Greek media revealed on Wednesday that Greece is notably absent from the newly-established ''RescEU'' initiative, a common European Union fleet dedicated to firefighting. The ''RescEU'' project...

”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,...

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 Wildfires Death Count Rises to 99

A 26-year-old woman who was hospitalized in Athens' Evangelismos Hospital died earlier today, rising the number of victims from the worst wildfires in Greek...

New Heartbreaking Drone View of Greece’s Wildfire Struck Region of Kineta (video)

The 23rd of July 2018 will be remembered for the devastating wildfires in Eastern Attica region and especially the seaside town of Mati, where...

Fire Breaks Out on Corfu; Village of Rachtades Evacuated

 A sizable fire has ignited on the island of Corfu in an area dense with forest, and some population, according to reports. The outbreak of...

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