A fire that broke out in a house belonging to a 46-year-old in Episkopi in Limassol on Saturday night was caused by some sort of explosion inside the home, which is adjacent to the family’s kindergarten business, police said on Sunday.
They suspect it was a deliberate attack on the unoccupied home whose owners had gone abroad for Christmas.
According to police, the fire broke out at 11.35pm after a strong explosion that occurred inside the three-storey house.
The blast was heard around the neighbourhood.
Firefighters put out the blaze, which also spread to the kindergarten owned by the same family, though it has been closed due to the pandemic.
The house suffered extensive damage. The kindergarten was also damaged and the family car completely destroyed.
Investigations at the scene are ongoing.