News Local Arsos fire contained; 2 square km burnt

Arsos fire contained; 2 square km burnt

A fire which raged for several hours near Arsos in the Limssol district has been contained after burning 2 square kilometres of dry grass and wild vegetation and damaging vineyards and trees.

Fire fighters will remain in the area overnight to prevent a flare up.

Investigations into the causes of the fire are continuing. Police and the fire service have not ruled out the possibility it may have been intentional.

The fire broke out in difficult terrain with a large number of fire fighters from Limassol and Paphos, including off duty officers called in.

The Forestry Department also sent in a large number of forest wardens, while significant help was given from the district office, the Game Fund, Civil Defence and community councils.

The role of fire fighting aircraft was critical because the difficult terrain made access for fire fighters difficult.

A total of seven water dropping aircraft were used.
Read more

Top Stories

Triple digit covid cases for a 3rd day running but going down-101 today One in 18 positive

  One hundred and oney new Covid-19 cases were announced today, out of 2 thousand 781 tests, taking the total number of confirmed patients to...

Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration deals with Israel

  Sudan and Israel will discuss agreements to cooperate on trade and migration issues in the coming weeks, the Sudanese foreign ministry said, signaling steps...

‘Macron a nutcase who’s lost his way’, Erdogan says in new insulting tirade

  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Emmanuel Macron had “lost his way”, in his second sharp criticism of the French leader in two days over...

Armenian community in Cyprus holds Karabakh protest

  The Armenian community in Cyprus held an all-day protest today, condemning the Azeri attack on Nagorno Karabakh. The march went through various areas of Nicosia,...

Spain decrees new state of emergency in COVID-19 fight

  Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and...


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...


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...