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Fires near Limassol, Stroumbi extinguished (update 2)

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The fire that broke out in the industrial area of Agios Silas in Limassol on Thursday at 10.30am, prompting the fire department to dispatch four fire trucks, two helicopters and three forestry department airplanes, was finally put out at around 1.30pm.

The news of the fire was announced by the fire department spokesperson Andreas Kettis on Twitter, who later said it burned ten hectares of dry grass and wild vegetation.

The fire started near a riverbed in the area and was moving towards a mountainous area.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to building or properties, Kettis said.

Two hours after the fire in Agios Silas, another fire broke out near the village of Stroumbi, in the Paphos district.

The fire department moved the two helpicopters previously dispatched to Agios Silas to Stroumbi in order to put it out.

The fire in Stroumbi, which broke out in an area called Pigi, is now under control, but firefighters will remain on site to prevent it from reigniting, considering the strong winds affecting the area.

Kettis said that the fire burned around five hectares of wild vegetation, dry grass, crops, vineyards and trees.

 

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