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Wildfire at Aghios Soulas

Update 30.08.12: The fire is under control at this time after ranging for two days. There are no assessments about the extend of the damages but thousands of acres of pine forests and land have being in the fire’s path.…

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Wildfire in Monolithos area

A wildfire broke out yesterday noon (Friday, Oct 1) on the forested area around the village of Monolithos, at the Southwest part of Rhodes. Strong winds helped the fire to spread quickly. 20 firefighters with 10 vehicles and a helicopter…

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A year after the wildfires

Exactly one year ago, Rhodes was struck by a ferocious wildfire that destroyed a vital part of the island’s forests. Today and all along the weekend, the expected weather conditions will be similar with high temperatures and strong winds. We…

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Rhodes fire contained

Rhodes Fire Department announced that they’ve contained a large wildfire on the island which burned an estimated 1.500 hectares (3.700 acres) over the past two days. Police said a 55-year-old farmer was arrested on the island, accused of starting the…

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Bad weather in Rhodes

Severe weather conditions have forced the authorities to shut down ferry services between the mainland and the islands. Winds in the country’s seas have reached speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour. Rhodes was particularly hit by strong winds…

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