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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 17.08.2010

FIRES ON KYTHERA AUGUST 2010

Dear Friends of Kythera,

Over the last few days fires have been burning in the east of Kythera. They started up on the mountain next to Agia Moni, and yesterday they reached the village of Mitata, coming very close to the houses. So far there seems to have been minimal damage to houses but the losses of olive groves, bee hives and vineyards are huge. The historic mountain of Paliokastro appears to have been burnt out completely. You can view dozens of photos by going to the first link below, and the movies of the fire are linked below them.

James Prineas

Photos by George Poulos and Aphrodite Feros:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=195042&id=530120368&l=4bd380ae85

Photos by Oliver Payton:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=195038&id=530120368&l=1910c609fe

Photos by James Prineas:
Of the fires:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=194794&id=530120368&l=d05d3d6e6f
Of the aftermath:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=194878&id=530120368&l=75cd699fc2

Movies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VDCNZGY93w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfvpW99onqY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxklkEnZpCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gl1Ht4Vpq4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9glLPr0_GE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xxEsbx7r8Q

Picture below by Stephen Trifyllis
FIRES ON KYTHERA AUGUST 2010 - IMG_5570

Pictures below by James Prineas
FIRES ON KYTHERA AUGUST 2010 - IMG_5519 FIRES ON KYTHERA AUGUST 2010 - IMG_5462 FIRES ON KYTHERA AUGUST 2010 - kythera 2010 1673

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submitted by
Peter Coronis
on 20.09.2010

1004:i was in viarathika at the time and watched them from mitata they were quite frightening but if your from australia these fires were tiny compared the 50ft fires burning there. would love to join the kythira firefighters