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Fires in Xylophagou and Klirou brought under control (update)

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A forest fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in Xylophagou was brought under full control.

A brush fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in an area of Xylophagou that destroyed 2500 square metres of wild scrubland has been brought under full control.

A written statement from the Forestry Department of the Agriculture Ministry said that “shortly after 5.00pm in the afternoon of Friday, July 1, a fire broke out in the area of Sykoudes in the village of Xylophagou. The fire was brought under full control after burning 2500m.sq. of wild grasses”.

According to the statement, three Forestry Department personnel with one fire truck and four British Bases personnel with two fire trucks worked to bring the blaze under control.

Elsewhere a forest fire that broke out in the community of Klirou was promptly brought under control by seven forestry department firefighters with three fire engines and two people from the community council with one fire engine.

The causes of both fires are under investigation.

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