Tag: fires

Chernobyl radiation threat

Greeks alarmed over Chernobyl radiation threat

Greece’s Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) on Thursday assured the public that the country’s radiation levels are normal. The announcement came following public concerns of potential radiation by the forest fires near the…

Hundreds evacuated from hotels in Samos 1

Hundreds evacuated from hotels in Samos

Hundreds of people were evacuated from hotels and beaches in Greece over the last few days as firefighters tackled dozens of wildfires across the country. About 700 firefighters were deployed over the…

Huge fire blazing through Evia 5

Huge fire blazing through Evia

A large firefighting force has been battling a major blaze on the island of Evia since yesterday and after a water-dropping aircraft finally started to control the blaze, three new fires have…

Man dies after fire rages through Fyli in Attica 7

Man dies after fire rages through Fyli in Attica

A 49-year-old man has died after a fire broke out in Fyli, Attica, with fighter fighters desperately battling separate fires that broke out near the Greek capital on Sunday, in grass and…

National park destroyed by fires 9

National park destroyed by fires

The national wetlands park Kotychi-Strofylia was consumed by wild fires destroying more than 150 hectares of pine trees, according to official estimates released on Thursday evening. The local management agency said that…

Police arrest arsonist in Ancient Olympia 19

Police arrest arsonist in Ancient Olympia

Police authorities arrested a suspected arsonist on Sunday in the municipality of Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese according to a press statement by the Fire Service. The 44-year-old suspect is suspected of…

Zakynthos fires

Fires Break Out on Island of Zakynthos

Greek authorities reported two forest fires raging in Zakynthos late on Thursday in the areas of Macherado and Koiliomenos with more than twenty firefighters dispatched to the areas with the help of…

Fire breaks in Schinias, Marathon 21

Fire breaks in Schinias, Marathon

Following the devastating fires two weeks ago in Attica, a fire has broken out on the blue coast of Schinias in Marathon. The emergency fire brigade consisting of 12 firefighters and six…

arsonist arrested

Arsonist arrested for setting fires in Marathon, Attica

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man, accused of arson in the area of Rizari in Marathon, East Attica, while the fires of Mati were raging last week. The suspect, who resisted arrest…

Wildfire breaks in the village of Kalamaki in Zakynthos 23

Wildfire breaks in the village of Kalamaki in Zakynthos

A large fire has broken out in the village of Kalamaki in the Vrontonero area in Zakynthos. According to reports, the fire started in two separate areas, with one burning closer to the…

Two bodies found floating off Athens’ southern coast 24

Two bodies found floating off Athens’ southern coast

Two bodies have been recovered off the southern coast of Athens on Tuesday, according to reports. The first body that bears burn marks was found floating by an amateur fisherman near Palaio…

Update: Greek wildfires’ victims rise to more than 20 (Video) 30

Update: Greek wildfires’ victims rise to more than 20 (Video)

by Aggelos Skordas As firefighters continue to battle flames in different parts of the region of Attica throughout the night, Greek government spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told a press conference that the death…

Villagers evacuated as fire spreads in Achaia 32

Villagers evacuated as fire spreads in Achaia

Villagers from Arla in western Achaia were evacuated by authorities on Monday night as new wildfires hit the region, developing on two fronts in the area of Santomeri. Authorities sent a bus…