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Massive fire in north spews black smoke over capital (update 2)

A huge fire was extinguished five hours after it broke out at a landfill in northern Nicosia around noon on Tuesday, billowing out a large cloud of black smoke seen from almost everywhere in the capital.

According to Turkish Cypriot media, the fire broke out in the Mia Milia area of Nicosia, and strong winds in the area made it difficult to extinguish.

Reports said the fire spread after tyres and metallic objects caught fire, under unknown circumstances.

The blaze burnt a total of 920 square metres at the dumping site, and explosions were heard due to electric cables that were set alight.

Firefighters from the ‘state’, the Kythrea municipality, and the ‘civil defence’ were on the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Reports said a worker’s house in the landfill area was burnt, although the fire did not endanger other residential areas.

Video: Kibris Postasi

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