Greece: the military began to help firefighters

The military was mobilized Thursday morning (?!) to assist the fire brigade as several firefronts spiraled out of control, burning thousands of hectares of forest and destroying homes, businesses, and farmland. At a press briefing, Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos talked about how the military will help prevent wildfires, “given the critical situation in […]

Rhodes wildfires die down, electricity restored

By Monday evening, all of the wildfires in Rhodes have been largely extinguished, with firefighters and volunteers fighting the blaze over the past night. But, as is the case with forest fires, this is far from the end. The firefighting planes and helicopters, dropping water onto the fires, went to work at dawn, and the […]

Turkey: fires continue to rage, death toll rises to four

Four thousand firefighters fight fires in Turkey. Dozens of houses have been burned down, villages have been evacuated, and the fire is approaching residential areas and hotels. Arson is suspected. Forests are simultaneously burning in many regions of southern Turkey – Alanya, Manavgat, Adana, Bodrum, Mersin, Marmaris, not far from tourist areas. Strong winds spread […]

Greece Wildfire Warning: Map of Very High Risk Regions

The Greek Fire Service and the Citizens’ Ministry of Defense issued a warning on Friday 9 July about wildfires due to high temperatures and strong winds. According to the warning, the following regions are at very high risk (level 4): Attica Central Greece, (Viotia, Evia, Fiotida) Peloponnese: (Corinth, Argolis, Laconia Northern Aegean: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, […]

Canada: 130 wildfires amid record heat

In British Columbia in western Canada, 130 wildfires are blazing from lightning strikes. The last week the country has been swept by abnormal heat, from which 719 people have died. Yesterday, Friday, the British Columbia Wildfire Service announced 12,000 lightning strikes and 136 associated wildfires. According to Cliff Chapman, director of operations for the province, […]

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