Tag: wildfires

Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in East Attica

Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in East Attica

Firefighters backed by water-bombing aircrafts battled a string of wildfires near Athens on Wednesday. The fire broke out in a forest area in the coastal Attica town of Nea Makri. No injuries…

Friday is "the most dangerous day for fires", says Minister

Friday is “the most dangerous day for fires”, says Minister

Greece’s Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, has warned citizens and visitors that Friday September 4, is the most dangerous day for fires. According to the statement posted on the website of the…

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Court documents regarding the deadly July 23, 2018, wildfires in Eastern Attica brought to light by Kathimerini, points to a “cover-up with huge moral, political and penal implications,” government spokesperson Stelios Petsas…

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season 1

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season

In view of forecasts for a dry summer ahead, Greek civil protection authorities are gearing up with more staff, new planes and improved infrastructure to address the potential outbreak of wildfires, GTP…

Huge fire blazing through Evia 11

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…

Huge wildfire rages on island of Evia 13

Huge wildfire rages on island of Evia

A huge wildfire raged through the island of Evia overnight, with 34 firefighters and 17 vehicles attempting to control the blaze that broke out. The fire, which burned through fields of vegetation…

Large wildfire blazes through forest area of Peloponnese 15

Large wildfire blazes through forest area of Peloponnese

Greek authorities say dozens of firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that is blazing through a forested area in Greece’s Kato Achaea region in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese.…

20 charged over Mati wildfires that killed 100 people 20

20 charged over Mati wildfires that killed 100 people

Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the deadly wildfires that killed 100 people in the seaside town of Mati in July of 2018. Court officials said the…

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati 22

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, visited fire-stricken Mati to meet with the residents and local authorities in an effort to assess the progress and implementation of the various government measures announced by the…

Thessaloniki to hand out 265,000 survival guides to citizens 27

Thessaloniki to hand out 265,000 survival guides to citizens

The Municipality of Thessaloniki is planning to equip every apartment and business with an emergency survival guide for extreme situations from earthquakes, snow storms, flooding, forest fires and more. According to an…

Ecumenical Patriarch visits fire ravaged Mati 31

Ecumenical Patriarch visits fire ravaged Mati

Τhe Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visited Mati today and performed a trisagion in memory of the victims of the lethal fire of 23 July 2018. At the end of the trisagion, the…