Wildfire

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.

Man arrested over Monday's wildfire in western Peloponnese

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the western Peloponnese, in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency the man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work.

WWF Hellas warns of failings after Mati disaster

A smiling boy is depicted in a mural at the 1st Primary School of Rafina, in a photograph released Thursday. The mural is dedicated to the 103 people who died in disastrous wildfires that ravaged Mati and other parts of eastern Attica last July. In a statement Thursday, conservation group WWF Hellas pointed to dangerous shortfalls in the country's forest fire protection system.

Fire fears mount ahead of summer

The failure of the state apparatus to prevent the massive loss of life and the destruction of homes in the July 2018 wildfires in the east Attica towns of Neos Voutzas, Mati and Kokkino Limanaki have raised concerns about the country's ability to deal with potentially major wildfires this summer.

297 Registered Forest Fires in Bulgaria since the Beginning of the Year

The forest fires registered from the beginning of the year have been 297, covering about 200 decares of forests, Vladimir Konstantinov, an expert of the Executive Forests Agency, told Focus Radio's Good Morning, Bulgaria. In his words, a fire danger season has been declared in 24 regions. In 2018, forest fires were only 222, and the size of the affected areas was not large, he said.

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