News Local 3 forest fires under control in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol

3 forest fires under control in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol

Three forest fires that broke out this morning in the Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol districts were quickly brought under control, as a forest fire red alert is in place.
According to the Forestry Department, the first one broke out around 0820 in the Ksyliatos area, outside Nicosia and destroyed a small area with pines, olive and almond trees and shrubbery. The fire department responded with 9 men in three vehicles.
The 2nd blaze occurred around 0820 near the Oroklini area, and as reported, fast response prevented flames from spreading. The Forestry department responded with 6 men in one vehicle, with a further two from the fire department.
The third one broke out at 0900, near the Moni community and once again, quick action prevented its expansion. Five Forestry department men responded in 2 vehicles.
In all three cases, fire fighting ground forces remain at the scene to deal with possible rekindling.
There was still no word on the cause of the fires.

Top Stories

166 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 166 new COVID-19 cases on 30 October, out of 3,672 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 4,217. The break-down of new...

Samos island: two children dead from collapse of wall; six dead in Turkey’s Izmir area

Two children died when a wall fell on them on the island of Samos on Thursday, the first reported Greek casualties of an earthquake...

Protest outside Polish Embassy organized Saturday 15.30

A protest outside the Polish Embassy is being organized for tomorrow, Saturday at 15.30 in solidarity to the women in Poland since the government...

Seismologists warn of strong aftershocks to follow Samos earthquake

Seismologists warned that people should expect a series of strong aftershocks to follow the 6.7 Richter earthquake that hit the island of Samos and...

33-year-old arrested for stealing dogs

A 33-year-old man from Larnaca has been arrested in connection with a case of stealing animals. According to the police an arrest warrant was pending...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...