Controlled most forest fires in southern Turkey | Europe up to date | D.W.

Most of the forest fires on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, which have killed four people and forced the evacuation of dozens of villages, are under control, Turkish authorities announced on Friday (30.07.2021). Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said “57 out of 71 fires across the country have been brought under control”. “The situation is improving in all … Read more

The fires in Greece are “under control”, announce the firefighters | European | D.W.

The fires that have ravaged more than 100,000 hectares in Greece since the end of July have been brought under control, a firefighter spokesman told AFP on Friday (08/13/2021). “Since yesterday (Thursday) there are no longer any major active fronts, only scattered outbreaks,” said the official, attributing this improvement to recent rains and lower temperatures. … Read more

Italy breaks new heat record, Spain expects 44 degrees temperature | The World | D.W.

The heatwave recorded in the Mediterranean is behind the hottest week of the year in Italy and the southern and central-western areas of the country are on alert at least until the end of the week with historic temperatures exceeding the 45 degrees. The city of Syracuse on the southern island of Sicily reached 48.8 … Read more

Italy: what’s behind the forest fires? | ecology | D.W.

Southern Europe is experiencing one of the worst heat waves in decades. Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey are battling forest fires. In Italy, several central and southern regions have lost tens of thousands of hectares of forest. The reason why the country is facing this problem is a combination of political responsibilities, forest protection bureaucracy … Read more

Wildfires threaten the ruins of Olympus in Greece and spread to southeastern Europe

A historic heatwave in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean is hitting parts of Greece, Turkey, Italy, North Macedonia and Bulgaria, among other countries, and fueling wildfires there. last days. On Wednesday, authorities reported that the flames were approaching Athens and threatening the birthplace of the Olympics while prompting mass evacuations. Southeastern Europe is on fire … Read more

Greece brings fires under control; Southern Europe remains on alert

First modification: 08/13/2021 – 12:12Last modification: 08/13/2021 – 12:10 Athens (AFP) – Greece breathes a sigh of relief on August 13 after the dreaded fires which have hit the Hellenic country intensely and which are already under control, while southern Europe remains on alert in the face of the multiplication of other fires caused by … Read more

Italy breaks new heat record, Spain expects 44 degrees temperature | The World | D.W.

The heatwave recorded in the Mediterranean is behind the hottest week of the year in Italy and the southern and central-western areas of the country are on alert at least until the end of the week with historic temperatures exceeding the 45 degrees. The city of Syracuse on the southern island of Sicily reached 48.8 … Read more