Fires

A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing, Monday, July 23, 2018. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze Monday in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters. (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas)
July 23, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 2:55 a.m. A spokesman for the Greek government says the death toll from two big wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens has risen to at least 20. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said early Tuesday that at least 69 other people...
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Pete Demetriou
July 07, 2018 - 8:36 am
(KNX 1070) - The Holiday Fire that destroyed at least 13 homes in Goleta and damaged three others is now 90 percent surrounded after burning 100 acres. The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department says mandatory evacuation areas are now open to residents and homeowners with identification. Authorities...
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July 06, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A fast-moving fire has destroyed several mobile homes east of San Diego in Alpine. The fire has burned about 350 acres so far. The blaze began along the 8-freeway late this morning and quickly ripped through homes in rural neighborhoods near Viejas Casino. Mike Mohler with Cal Fire...
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