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Firing range fire brought under control (Updated)

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A fire that broke out inside the Kalo Chorio firing range in Larnaca on Monday morning burned five hectares of wild shrub.

The fire broke out at around 10.30am and was brought under control at around 1.30pm,

Four engines and a forest department water-dropping airplane were used in the effort.

A second fire in Makounta, in Paphos, was put under control around 30 minutes after it broke out.

The service said the blaze started at around 11.45am and was brought under control at 12.15pm after it burned some 50 square metres of wild shrub.

The fire had been tackled using four forest department vehicles, one fire engine, and a small firefighting vehicle that belongs to a neigbouring community.

The 20 forest and fire service personnel were helped by local residents.

The fire service is investigating the cause.

 

 

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