Wildfire

WWF: Fires cause less damage in 2019 but other risks remain

Forest fires in Greece in 2019 may have been the least devastating compared to previous years in the last decade, but the impact of climate change on already existing problems in the countryside does not leave much room for optimism, according to the Greek chapter of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Experts from more than 10 Countries Discussed the Prevention of Forest Fires at a Two-Day Conference in Sofia

Experts from more than 10 countries working in the area of prevention of forest fires on October 10 visited the Southwestern State Enterprise in Blagoevgrad, South Bulgaria. Their goal was to learn more about the work of the teams in managing the big fire in Bulgaria's Kresna Gorge, which broke out two years ago and affected more than 14,000 decares of forests, BNT reported.

Nearly 70 wildfires reported in 24 hours

Beachgoers watch a firefighting helicopter scoop up water from the sea at the coastal resort of Loutraki, near Corinth, on Tuesday. A wildfire that started on Saturday on the area's Mount Geraneia and burned through hundreds of hectares of brush and trees over the weekend and on Monday, experienced fresh conflagrations Tuesday, which, however, were quickly doused.

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