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Fire near Moni brought under control (Updated)

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A fire that broke out earlier on Tuesday between the communities of Moni and Monagrouli in the Limassol district has been brought under control, authorities said.

The fire broke out around 14.37 in the Epyla area of the Limassol forest, which falls under the jurisdiction of the forestry department, and was brought under control around 4pm.

The firefighting operation involved seven vehicles and 24 crew members from the forestry department and was supported by the fire service who sent two fire engines and an excavator manned by seven firefighters.

Three firefighting aircraft and two helicopters were also part of the operation.

The blaze mainly burned low vegetation and shrub, pine and eucalyptus trees.

The causes of the fire are still being investigated, authorities said.

 

 

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