A fire was raging on Wednesday afternoon at an old cinema in Limassol’s Turkish Cypriot quarters.

The ceiling of the old Apollon cinema completely collapsed as a result of the flames and an adjacent home suffered extensive damages. 

Residents had fled the house before the firefighting services reached the scene.

Four firefighting vehicles were deployed to the area and the flames was contained after about an hour.

Police temporarily closed surrounding streets for safety measures.

The fire began at the old cinema Apollon however authorities were concerned as it is a densely populated area.