Authorities have activated the Ikaros plan to tackle a fire which is raging out of control in difficult terrain near Arsos in the Limassol district.
The fire is burning dry grass and wild vegetation. No houses are in danger.
Fire fighters’ efforts are being hampered by strong winds.
The fire service and forestry department have sent nine fire trucks to the area, while six water dropping aircraft are assisting from the air.
Reinforcements have also been called in from Paphos.