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Limassol fire under control two hours after it broke out (updated)

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A fire that broke out near the industrial area in Ypsonas early on Tuesday was brought under control two hours later, destroying about 20,000 square metres of dry grass and wild vegetation.

According to fire department information, the fire broke out around 9.00am in the area of Ayios Sylas in Limassol.

Four fire engines from the Limassol fire department were called to the scene, another from the forestry department as well as a fire engine and an excavator from the district administration.

Two firefighting aircraft from the forestry department were also on site.

The blaze was brought under control shortly after 11am.

Preliminary examinations indicated the fire could have started from the nearby road.

 

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