Tag: fire

Fire on Leros island traps swimmers on the beach 1

Fire on Leros island traps swimmers on the beach

Over 50 people were trapped on a beach in Leros after a huge blaze swept across the Dodecanese island. The fire broke out at around 12 pm in dry grass near the island’s…

Evia fire

Greece’s map of fire carnage now revealed

The first mapping of the land that was set on fire in Euboea last week was released today by state news agency ANA. With the contribution of the EU Copernicus system, the…

Evia fire

As Greece burns, expert calls for national forest policy

Following the inevitable summer routine of destructive fires ravaging across Greece, forest specialist and forester of Kilkis, Giorgos Vourtsas called on the country to implement a national forest policy on mixed tree planting.…

Evia

Fire resurges on Evia

Aircrafts and firefighters continue to fight the large fire burning in central Evia since Tuesday, with the latest reports stating that the wildfire has flared up again at different spots. As reported by…

Evia fire

European Union sending firefighting support to Greece

Greece’s Civil Protection Secretary General confirmed that the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism have sent air assistance to fight a fire in central Evia that continues to rage out of control and…

Evia fire

Villages evacuated in Evia as fire rages out of control

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the blaze in central Evia and have evacuated four villages, as the fire is moving south and is out of control. Residents of Platania, Makrymalli, Kondodespoti…

Fire rages through eastern suburb in Athens 4

Fire rages through eastern suburb in Athens

A huge fire spread quickly overnight in an eastern suburb of Athens, with at least 141 firefighters with 46 vehicles fighting the fire and eight specialized helicopters joined them to control the…

Nafplio

Huge fire blazing through Nafplion

A huge fire in the area of Koutsouria in Nafplion, has now been contained. According to the Fire Service, the fire burned grassland near a residential area-on a hill just after the…

Huge fire breaks out in Mandra 6

Huge fire breaks out in Mandra

A forest fire has broken out near the Monastery of Gorgoepikoou in Mandra, Attica. Six fire brigades with six vehicles, two teams with 18 firefighters and nine vehicles, as well as two…

Greece will support Notre Dame restoration, says Culture Minister 10

Greece will support Notre Dame restoration, says Culture Minister

Greece’s Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba issued a statement today, Tuesday, expressing her deep sorrow for the catastrophe of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and said her government will support the restoration efforts of…

Australia to assist Greece with fire recovery 15

Australia to assist Greece with fire recovery

  The Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Malcolm Turnbull made an announcement that Australia will provide disaster assistance to Greece following the devastating fires that struck Attica on the 23rd of July. “This…

Cyprus Government announces €10m aid to Greece 17

Cyprus Government announces €10m aid to Greece

The Cyprus Government have announced in an official statement on their website, that the cabinet has approved a €10m aid to Greece as assistance for those affected by the deadly wild fires,…