Cyprus Mail

Factory fire doused within two hours (updated, videos)

The fire at the scene (Christos Theodorides)

A fire that broke out on Tuesday afternoon at a factory in Nisou was brought under control around two hours later after burning around six hectares, the fire service said.

Spokesman Andreas Kettis said in a Tweet that the blaze broke out around 4.30 at a factory in the Nisou industrial area that produces polystyrene and insulation materials.

The building has an area of 30×20 metres and also stores paper products and paints in a separate space from the rest of the materials, he said.

Six fire trucks from Nicosia fire stations and a privately owned water tank responded to the blaze, with Kettis saying additional personnel were sent to the scene.

Firefighting crews spread beyond the building’s perimeter to protect surrounding buildings, eventually managing to contain the fire and keep it from reaching the paint storage area.

Kettis added that employees were still in the building when the fire broke out but nobody was harmed.

Finally the spokesman said the causes of the fire will be investigated on Wednesday in collaboration with the police and relevant state services.

Related Posts

Diko leader urges party members to back Christodoulides

Jean Christou

Slightly cooler temperatures to prevail in coming days

Staff Reporter

Police find more than 2kg of meth buried in open space in Limassol

Staff Reporter

Anastasiades touts Cyprus as regional firefighting response hub

Jean Christou

Cyprus investing in social policies to battle drug addiction, health ministry says

Staff Reporter

Karousos orders investigation after ‘filthy bus’ breaks down on highway

Jean Christou