Cyprus Mail

Fire in UN buffer zone extinguished (Updated)

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Firemen escorted by Unficyp personnel put out a blaze in the buffer zone near Potamia village in the Nicosia district on Wednesday afternoon.

According to fire service spokesperson Andreas Kettis, the fire erupted at around 6pm. Two engines put out the fire, that burned a small area of bamboo plants, around an hour later. Unficyp personnel had escorted the crews into the buffer zone.

Less than an hour earlier, at around 5.20pm, another fire between the villages of Deneia and Kokkinotrimithia also in the Nicosia district, burned around 5,000 square metres of wild vegetation.

The fire was near a residential area and crews were able to protect the houses from the blaze which had affected some sheds and fences. The blaze was put out at around 6pm.





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