News Local Forestry Department appeals for extra care over August 15 holiday

Forestry Department appeals for extra care over August 15 holiday

The Forestry Department has appealed to the public to be extra careful and to avoid any actions and activities that are likely to cause a fire on the occasion of the August 15 holiday.

The announcement stresses that it is forbidden to light a fire without permission within two kilometres of state forests and in rural areas, since this constitutes an offence according to the 2012 Forest Law and is punished by imprisonment of up to 10 years and /or a fine of up to €50,000.

Also, according to the Fire Prevention Act of 1988, it may be punishable by up to five years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to € 20,000.

The Department also urged owners of houses on the outskirts of the villages to be cautious when preparing the charcoal for the traditional ‘souvla’, to do so in special areas that are closed off and safe and avoid using timber for the fire since this poses a greater risk.

Caution is also urged when using metal cutting or welding tools in open spaces since the sparks can cause forest fires. If citizens pay workers to clear out yards from weeds, they have to explain to them that it is forbidden to burn them. It is also forbidden to throw out cigarette butts.

In designated excursion areas fire is allowed only within certain specifically designed areas. If someone sees fire or smoke should call 1407 or 112 immediately .

Top Stories

T/C members of the Technical Committee on Culture resign

All Turkish Cypriot members of the Technical Committee on Culture submitted their resignation saying that the outcome of the “presidential elections” does not comply...

More than 900 signatures against Asphalt factory in Tseri

Online signing of petition for the suspension of work of a non-authorized industrial unit of asphalt located at the municipal boundaries of Tseri. The...

Private hospital postpones regular operations

Private Hospital Evangelismos in Paphos announced that due to increased demand, the number of cases provided by the framework of cooperation with the Health...

Expert expects reduction of COVID-19 cases due to measures

Even if there is a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, this will not mean that the danger has been overcome and that...

Limassol Bishop: Holy Synod must be convened

The Bishop of Limassol Athanasios told the CNA that he is displeased with the decision of Archbishop Chrysostomos B’ to recognize the autocephaly of...

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...