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Fire service answers numerous calls for help in past 24 hours

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The fire service received 33 calls for help in the last 24 hours, 23 of which concerned fire outbreaks, it announced on Saturday.

At 9.19am on Friday, the fire service was informed of a fire outbreak in a welding workshop hosted on the ground floor of a two-storey building in the village of Chloraka in Paphos.

The Paphos fire station responded with three trucks, placing the fire under control by 10.35am.

No one was injured though the premises and welding workshop suffered extensive damage from the flames, which the fire service said were caused by sparks created during the welding activities of the workshop’s owner.

Another serious call for help was received at 4.05am, after two vehicles burst into flames in the Tseri area of Nicosia.

Two fire trucks rushed to the scene, putting the fire under control at 4.40am.

One vehicle was parked in a ground floor garage of a two-storey home, while the second was parked in a field on the opposite side of the road. The engine and interior of the first were damaged, while the second was damaged extensively.

The fire service will be investigating the cause of fire on Saturday in cooperation with the police.

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