A fire in Aglandjia, Nicosia, destroyed two cars and damaged three others on Tuesday morning while it threatened to spread to adjacent properties, the fire service said.
The fire started at about 9.30am in dry grass between Famagusta Avenue and Mytilinis Street.
It quickly spread, engulfing five vehicles parked in the area, destroying two and damaging three more substantially.
Police and the fire service evacuated workers who were repairing a nearby school while firefighters kept the flames out of neighbouring properties.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
According to fire brigade spokesperson Andreas Ketis, “Owners of private plots are responsible for their clearance and not the municipality.”
Meanwhile, Paphos fire brigade responded to a fire in a Yeroskipou apartment earlier on Tuesday morning.
The fire, which broke out around 9.15am on Makarios Avenue was brought under control with the arrival of two firefighting vehicles. The residents were absent from home at the time.
According to the service and the police, the fire appears to have started from the washing machine.
The apartment suffered damages of about €1,000.