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Fire at Limassol warehouse was malicious

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The fire service responded to 61 calls for assistance, 45 fire alerts, and four false calls in the past 24 hours, including a fire at a Limassol warehouse believed to have been the result of arson, it was announced on Wednesday.

According to an announcement released by the fire service, the last fire that had to be put out broke out in a field Lympia, near the village of Athienou and the buffer zone, at 1.41am on Wednesday.

Firefighters finally managed to control the situation at 2.29am. No one was injured.

Before the incident in Lympia, firefighters had to respond to another call in Lympia, at 1.03am on Wednesday, when 50 bales of hay caught fire in a field. A fire truck was immediately dispatched to the location and the fore was extinguished five hours later.

Prior to that, firefighters in Strovolos had to put out a fire in Strovolos, where a car parked on Kratinou street caught fire just after midnight on Wednesday. No one was injured but the fire suffered extensive damage. The causes of the incident are being investigated by the police.

Moreover, at 9.55pm on Tuesday, firefighters responded to a fire at a warehouse on George Papandreou street in Ayia Fyla in Limassol.

The incident started when waste materials, which were stored in the warehouse made of fiberglass, caught fire.

The damage to the tools in the warehouse, which belongs to a construction company, were extensive and the authorities are treating it as a malicious act.

The fire was brought under control at 10.11pm by two staffed fire engines dispatched from the Ayios Ioannis fire station in Limassol.

The first incident of the night, however, took place on Griva Digeni avenue in Limassol at 8.51pm on Tuesday.

23-year-old footballer Ryan Mmaee, a Belgian-born Moroccan playing for Ael, hit a vehicle coming from a side street into the main road, crashed into the window of a car dealer and injured a 46-year-old guard.

Mmaee had to be freed from his car by the fire service and was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not injured.

The guard who is in Limassol hospital is in serious condition and is being treated for multiple fractures.


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