News Local Ayios Athanasios fire 'started near road'

Ayios Athanasios fire ‘started near road’

Thursday’s fire north of  Ayios Athanasios in Limassol started near the road and investigations are underway to determine how, officials said.

The Ayios Athanasios fire started around around 3.30 pm in difficult terrain and was fanned by strong winds burning wild vegetation and dry grass.

Eight fire engines and four fire fighting aircraft were able to contain the fire by 5.30 pm after excavators managed to create buffer zones to stop the fire from spreading.

“The fire started on the limits of the road and 150 metres from the German Oncology Centre in Ayios Athanasios, ” the fire service said. It burned a total of five hectares.

Because of the direction of the wind the fire did not endanger the centre or any other building.

Police and the fire services are investigating the cause of the fire.

 

https://in-cyprus.com/news/local/fire-raging-at-ayios-athanasios-limassol/

Top Stories

128 new cases, three deaths announced on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 193,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests during period 28-31 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites during the period 28-31 January 2021: LIMASSOL Church of Agios Ioannis Eleimon, Limassol 08:30-18:30 Cultural Center Mesa...

Israel, Denmark to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games

Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid...

UK AstraZeneca vaccine plant partially evacuated over suspect package

A factory in Wales that produces AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine was partially evacuated on Wednesday after it received a suspicious package and police said a...

43-year-old arrested for speeding

Members of the Police arrested this morning a 43-year-old man who was seen speeding at the Nicosia-Larnaca road near Koshi village. The man was stopped...

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...