Cyprus Mail

Kivides fire under control

The fire which broke out on Thursday evening outside the village of Kivides, Limassol, was put under control by 2.15am on Friday, the authorities said.

The fire started just after 8pm west of the village in hard-to-reach terrain which made the work of the firefighters difficult.

Fighting the blaze was made even harder by strong winds in the area.

Authorities deployed a dozen vehicles and 38 firefighters to the area, while two water-dropping helicopters which were placed on standby last night started operating at first light to ensure there was no flare-up.

Four houses were endangered and an elderly man with his home carer were evacuated.

About 75 hectares of dry grass, wild vegetation, and a number of trees were burned.

Fire service chief Marcos Trangolas said the fact that the fire broke out in the evening and in such a hard-to-reach terrain suggested it was deliberate.


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