Cyprus Mail

Ayia Napa fire thought to have started outside building

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A fire which extensively damaged a flat in Ayia Napa on Thursday evening is believed to have started outside the building.

The fire services were notified of the fire on the first floor of a building in Ayia Napa’s Tefkrou Anthia street at 7.30pm.

The fire was brought under control an hour later with the help of four fire trucks.

The apartment was badly damaged and a pub on the ground floor also suffered some damage.

Three people living in the flat were absent at the time of the fire.

Residents in neighbouring apartments were briefly evacuated as a precaution.