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Evia Hoteliers Reach Out for Aid after Fires Stifle Tourist Flows

Evia hoteliers are calling on the government to support them in restoring tourism flows following the massive fire that devastated the island earlier this month.

Fire Devastates Evia Leaving Behind Ecological Disaster

Villages were evacuated and EU aid requested after a fire raged through the Greek island of Evia leaving behind an ecological catastrophe.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Greece Issues Warnings for Forest Fire Risk

Strong winds and extremely high temperatures have prompted Greece’s Civil Protection authority and the national fire brigade to issue warnings for the high risk of forest fires.

WWF: Mediterranean Countries Must Take Action Against Fires

Mediterranean region countries sadly account for more than 80 percent of Europe’s total burnt land, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

WWF: Europe at Risk of ‘Superfires’ Due to Climate Change

European countries will be faced with stronger faster-spreading fires due to heatwaves and droughts which are a direct result of climate change, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Greek Civil Protection: Be Ahead of the Fire – Alert, Prevent, Act

As the weather gets hotter and the winds stronger, Greece's civil protection authorities are urging residents and travelers to take preventative measures, be alert and ready to act in order to avoid fires.

Greece Assessing Evia Wildfire Damage

More than 186 firefighters with 62 firefighting vehicles, air craft and helicopters were stationed on the island of Evia to bring under control two wildfires that broke out on Sunday, August 12.