The fire service said it responded to 27 calls for help in the 24-hour period to 6am Wednesday, among them a blaze in a clothing outlet, and a burning car, both in the Nicosia.
According to the fire service, they responded with three vehicles after they received a call about the clothes shop fire in Nicosia’s busy Themistocles Dervis Street, a little before 8pm on Tuesday.
By 9.25pm the blaze, which was caused by a transformer used for window illumination catching fire, was under control. Because of the intense smoke, respirators and ventilation devices were used to fight the fire.
Meanwhile, just before 4am Wednesday, a call was received reporting a vehicle on fire in Constantinou Pelidi street in Aglandjia. Three fire fighting vehicles were dispatched from Kaimakli fire station to deal with the incident, which was under control by 4.15am. The BMW car however, which was parked on the pavement in front of its owner’s residence, was totally destroyed.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are due to be carried out later on Wednesday.