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Fruit trees and wild shrub destroyed by fire

A fire that broke out on Tuesday lunchtime in the mountainous area of Saittas burned 2,000 square metres of fruit trees and wild shrub, the forestry department said.

The blaze broke out at around 12.30pm and was put under control 45 minutes later by fire fighters from the forestry department and the fire service, which also had the help of residents of the area.

Police are investigating the fire while forestry department personnel remain in the area as a precaution.

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