A large fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in occupied Famagusta was brought under control in the early evening, reports said.
The fire started at around 3.30pm in the Ayios Memnonas area of Varosha.
It burned wild shrub though one report said it had spread into buildings in the area.
It was put under control at around 8pm with the help of two water-dropping helicopters and engines from the British military bases.
Reports from the north said a fire-fighting aircraft from Turkey had also arrived at 7.30pm.
A bases spokesman said Turkish Cypriots had placed a request for assistance through the British High Commission.
The Republic had offered assistance but it was not taken up by the Turkish Cypriots.
“The Republic of Cyprus offered to help put out the fire in the fenced-off area of Famagusta,” government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, according to a spokesman, had given instructions for assistance to be sought from the Greek Cypriot side, the British bases, and the United Nations, if Turkish Cypriot forces could not cope.
Greek Cypriot fire-fighters stood by with their vehicles at the Dherynia checkpoint.
Akinci spokesman Baris Burcu said Christodoulides had contacted him twice – once to offer assistance and the second time to inquire about the situation.
Varosha is under the control of the Turkish military, which has not made any statement on the possible cause of the blaze, Turkish Cypriot news outlet KP Daily said.
Varosha has been a ‘ghost city’ since its Greek Cypriot inhabitants fled in August 1974 as Turkish troops advanced.