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High alert for fires for Wednesday

A high alert for fires in Attica, Evia and Northern Aegean Islands for Wednesday was announced by the Civil Protection Secretary General’s office on Tuesday. In a statement, the Interior Ministry’s department said that drivers and people visiting wooded areas should heed any restrictions imposed by local authorities. The areas facing a high probability of […]

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Death toll in wildfires rises to 91

A 95-year-old man who was being treated at the intensive care unit of Thriasio hospital in Elefsina, western Athens, following the deadly wildfires that ravaged Attica last month died Sunday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 91. His death followed that of an 85 year-old man, who had been hospitalised at Evangelismos hospital. According to […]

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Level-four fire risk in several parts of Greece on Saturday

There is a very high risk of fires starting  (level four on a scale of five) in several areas of Greece on Saturday, based on a map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) on Friday. Among these are Attica, the Northern Aegean Region (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria), the Southern Aegean Region (Cyclades), […]

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