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New Fires Burning Outside Athens

New wildfires outside Athens

By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More wildfires broke out Monday in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes fanned by strong winds triggering evacuation alerts for villages southeast and northwest of the Greek capital. The first blaze, which ...

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Multinational Firefighting Forces Aim to Tamp Down Hot Spots at Greek Wildfires

Wildfires in Greece

By PETROS KARADJIAS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press PEFKI, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters from across Europe and the Mideast worked alongside their Greek colleagues in rugged terrain Wednesday, trying to contain flareups of the huge wildfires that have ...

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Wildfire in Greece Burns Over 9,000 Acres

Wildfire destroys power lines, causing local blackouts     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek firefighters were battling a major forest fire in the Corinth region west of Athens for a second day Friday, with more settlements evacuated overnight. Civil Protection ...

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Wildfire in Greece Causes Evacuation of Villages, Monasteries

Wildfire is burning 45 miles west of Athens     By DEREK GATOPOULOS and SRDJAN NEDELJKOVIC ASSOCIATED PRESS SCHINOS, Greece (AP) — A large wildfire in Greece gutted and damaged dozens of homes and prompted evacuations Thursday as it tore ...

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Given Greek Citizenship for Wildfire Aid

Family raised funds for 2018 wildfire victims     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter ...

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Firefighters See Gains Against Greek Wildfire

A total of 72 blazes across the country     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A drop in high winds late Thursday helped firefighters gain ground on a large wildfire in southern Greece that raged for more than a day, forcing ...

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Firefighters in Greece Race to Stop Wildfire

Evacuees bussed to nearby beaches     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were fighting a blaze for a second day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations and a night-long battle to save seaside homes. The Fire ...

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Wildfires Burn Across Greece

Fire on island of Samos is under control     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s fire service says it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them who did so three times. The suspects, ...

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Tourists Evacuated from Greek Island as Wildfire Ravages

Some of those trying to leave the island described the evacuation as disorganized     By DEMETRIS NELLAS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tourist camp and nearby houses on the southern Greek island of Elafonisos were evacuated Sunday ...

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