Found 10 posts tagged with ‘wildfire’.

Wildfire at Aghios Soulas

Wildfire at Aghios Soulas

Aug 28th, 2012 Posted in News | Read the full story

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. Investigators discovered an incendiary device, so there is no doubt ...

Wildfire in Monolithos area

Oct 2nd, 2010 Posted in News | Read the full story

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 are trying to suppress the fire.

Wildfire in the southern Rhodes

Mar 5th, 2010 Posted in News | Read the full story

A wildfire that broke out on Wednesday at 8:30 pm in a forest area near the village of Embona was successfully contained yesterday late evening. Strong winds quickly spread the wildfire through the forest of Kunaràs covering the area from the outskirts of the village of Kritinia to the village ...

A year after the wildfires

Jul 23rd, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

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 can only hope that this time we're better prepared.

Rhodes fire contained

Dec 6th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

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 fire by accident when he burned weeds and dried plants ...

Bad weather in Rhodes

Dec 5th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

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 that cause the canceling of almost all the flights to ...

Fire blast in Kamiros, Rhodes

Dec 4th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

Fire fighters struggle to contain a wildfire in the area that surrounds the site of ancient Kamiros, in the south-western part of the island of Rhodes. Unfortunately only ground forces are able to battle against the fire blaze as firefighting aircrafts have been limited in their efforts by strong winds ...

WWF: Poor precautions to blame for Rhodes fire

Oct 2nd, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

"Rhodes paid the price this year for the insufficiency of the country's fire protection system". A report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) blames the authorities for the fires that raged for days in July 2008 on the island of Rhodes, devastating woodlands that are home to wild ...

Tabloid headlines and the wildfires in Rhodes

Aug 1st, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

The recent wildfires in Rhodes showed to the local people how much, the national and the international media, are hungry for disasters. When Rhodes made the headlines in major newspapers, tv news and news sites the exaggeration went beyond any expectation. If you followed the news through the media you'll probably ...

Rhodes wildfires under control

Jul 27th, 2008 Posted in News | Read the full story

The wildfires, after a hard fight of 6 days, finally seem to be under control, after destroying some one of the most beautiful forests on the verdant island of Rhodes. The fire that was contained in rural areas, threatened a village on Friday and led to three hotel evacuations as ...