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Fire breaks out near Orounta

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Firefighters were battling a blaze near the village of Orounta in the district of Nicosia, that is burning dry grass and wild vegetation, a spokesman said.

The fire broke out at around 1pm.

According to fire service spokesman Andreas Kettis, several vehicles with their crews were in the area while three aircraft – two helicopters and a small forestry department airplane — were being deployed in addition to a forestry plane that was already there.

The ground forces were also being reinforced, the spokesman said.

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