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Forest fire in Limassol under control (updated)

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The fire that broke out on Sunday morning in the village of Kapilio was brought under control before noon according to the forestry department.

Firefighters remain in the area to completely put out the blaze and deal with any flare-ups.

Reports said it destroyed a small area of wild vegetation and trees.

Aircraft and ground forces from the forestry and fire departments operated to put out the Limassol fire which broke out at 8.42am.

Fire service spokesman Andreas Kettis said that although the fire is within an area under the responsibility of the forestry department, three fire engines from the Limassol fire brigades participated in the efforts.

He said the blaze was located between the communities of Gerasas and Ayios Mamas.

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