News Local Update: Seven fires in Paphos district, all contained

Update: Seven fires in Paphos district, all contained

Fire fighters in the Paphos district tackled seven fires on Sunday, six of which were contained quickly while the  seventh at Pano Yialia was completely under control  around  6 pm, the Cyprus News Agency said. Fire fighters remain in the area to prevent a flare up.

It said a fire that broke out at Nata at 1 pm and at one point had approached the community, was contained by 4 pm, having burnt four hectares of wild vegetation and dry grass.

A fire broke out at Inia at 2 pm and was put out by 2 pm, while a fire caused by lighting at Pano Yialia broke out in difficult terrain around 3 pm and was contained by fire fighters and two water dropping aircraft.

Smaller fires that have been contained broke out in Kathikas, Kritou Terra and Stroumbi.

 

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