Fire fighters have contained a fire which broke out in Peyia forest in the Paphos district on Monday morning, the forestry department has announced.

It said the fire, which broke out at 11am and was put under control by 11:35 am, burnt a total of 1.5 hectares of wild olive trees and low vegetation.

The firefighting operation involved four vehicles and ten crew members from the forestry department and was supported by the fire service which sent two fire engines and an excavator operated by four firefighters

Two helicopters and two aircraft were also mobilised.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.