Two unrelated housefires broke out in the Paphos district on Thursday.
The first broke out at 3:46am at a guesthouse in Paphos. Two fire engines from the Paphos fire station responded, but the fire had already been put out by the homeowner before they arrived.
No one was injured, but the fire had caused extensive damage to furniture inside the house, and the walls had been blackened by smoke.
The fire brigade cut the power to the guesthouse, inspected it, and ventilated it. They determined that the fire was caused by a faulty electric heater.
The second fire broke out at 8:57am at a detached house between the villages of Ayios Fotios and Panayia. Two fire engines, from the Paphos fire station and the Stroumbi fire station responded, and it was brought under control at 10:05am.
The first floor of the building was extensively damaged and the roof collapsed, but the house’s sole resident was absent at the time, and no one was injured.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.