The entrance to a liquor store in Paphos, on Poseidonos Street was set on fire in the early hours of Wednesday, according to police who said the fire was due to arson.
According to the fire department report, the blaze broke out at around 1am. Patrons in a bar next door noticed the fire and put it out before it spread to the inside of the store
Preliminary reports conducted by fire department officials showed that the glass entrance door had been doused with a flammable substance.
Nobody had broken into the store, police said. According to the 59-year-old owner, he opened up his business only a week ago.