A young couple narrowly escaped a burning tourist apartment on the road between Larnaca and Dhekelia on Saturday morning, the fire services said.
The blaze in third-floor tourist apartment was started when a wall socket overheated, authorities believe. The couple was asleep at the time but managed to awaken in time to call the fire services, which said they received the call around 11am.
The fire department deployed three trucks from the Oroklini station managed to put out the blaze 20 minutes later.
Some €15,000 worth of damage was caused to the flat.