The fire in Limassol’s Turkish Cypriot quarters appears to have been set deliberately, it emerged on Thursday.

The flames caused the old Apollon cinema’s roof to collapse, while an adjacent house suffered extensive damages.

Limassol’s municipality said the fire was an arson attack and a destruction of cultural heritage in the city’s Turkish Cypriot quarters.

Already, the service managing Turkish Cypriot property has been notified and efforts will begin to restore the old cinema once investigations are completed.