News Local Update 2: Letymbou fire under control

Update 2: Letymbou fire under control

Fire fighters have managed to contain a fire that broke out shortly after 1 pm in the Pytharka area near Letymbou Paphos.

After battling the blaze from land and air they managed to control the fire around 5.30 pm.

Fanned by strong winds the fire burnt an expanse of five hectares.

The fire broke out between Polemi and Ayios Demetrianos in the Paphos district.

According to the Fire Brigade’s spokesperson, three Fire Brigade and two Hunting and Wildlife Service fire trucks attended the fire. Five firefighting aircraft were also brought in.

The fire burnt five hectares of wild vegetation, dry grass, vineyards and plastic irrigation pipes.

 

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