A large fire broke out between the villages Fikardou and Farmakas, necessitating the intervention of five aircraft.

Fire services spokesman Andreas Kettis said that there are also trucks at the scene from the fire services, and that they will enact the ‘Icaros 2’ fire extinguishing plan, which will see more trucks and aircraft at the scene.

Shortly after the plan was enacted, Kettis said more aircraft would be joining the mission to extinguish the blaze from Jordan. More trucks were also on the way from Larnaca and the central HQ of the fire service.

Kettis added that some isolated homes in the area are in danger from the blaze, while another small fire is being dealt with in Alassa, Limassol, where two trucks were working on extinguishing it.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out in the Ayia Varvara and Marki area on Saturday, shortly after another one nearby in Politiko was put out.

According to fire services spokesman Andreas Kettis, three fire trucks and two aircraft are attempting to extinguish the blaze.

As stated in a post on platform X a short while ago by Kettis, the fire is the operational responsibility of the forestry department.

Three fire trucks responded from Nicosia stations, while the district administration and the organised volunteer group Support Cy are also supporting.

According to Kettis, two firefighting aircraft that were returning from the fire in Politiko to their base at Larnaca airport were also operating and made water drops.

He added that the firefighting forces will be reinforced by forestry department.