Occupational safety and health

Fire breaks out in East Mani

The fire department on Monday was battling a wildfire in the settlement of Marathea in East Mani in the Peloponnese, reports said.
Twenty-four firefighters in 12 trucks, one ground unit and one water-dumping airplane have been dispatched to contain the blaze, according to the same reports.
No more information was immediately available.

Firefighters battling blaze in central Evia

A wildfire was sweeping through brush and forest land in central Evia on Thursday, prompting authorities to evacuate a small village in the area as a precaution.

Residents of Makrychori, near the town of Kymi, were asked to leave their homes amid fears that strong winds blowing in the area could shift the direction of the blaze and put them at risk.

Fire-ravaged town starts rebuilding

Three hundred of the houses that were ravaged in last summer's disastrous wildfires in Mati, eastern Attica, have received permits to rebuild and are slated to receive state funding for the purpose, Infrastructure Ministry General Secretary Maria Kleanthi told a meeting of local authority officials and residents on Wednesday.

West Attica fire put out, Megara mayor says

A wildfire that broke out on Friday near western Attica's Megara has been extinguished, the town's mayor has said.

Speaking on One TV, Mayor Costas Fylaktos praised the country's fire service for its immediate response to the blaze, which started in an in accessible area of woodland on the outskirts of Megara, and said that the damage is limited.

Man faces arson charges over Tsameika fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra in the western Peloponnese.
The man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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