News Local Yermasoyia fire under control

Yermasoyia fire under control

A large fire that broke out near Yermasoyia dam on Tuesday afternoon has been brought under control, the Forestry Department said yesterday evening.

In an announcement, the Forestry Department said that the fire, which had started at 16:40, threatened a residential area and it took “a great effort” by firefighting teams to save homes.

“Joint and coordinated efforts by the Forestry Department and the Fire Service resulted in the positive outcome of the firefighting operation. Today our new strategy was implemented once again whereby in the case of a fire in a residential area the Forestry Department focuses on putting out the fronts burning wild plants and the Fire Service on protecting homes and other buildings,” the announcement said.

The fire was brought under control at 19:15, it was added, after burning six hectares of scrubland.

The operation comprised two Forestry Department firefighting aircraft, 30 Forestry Department men on the ground with eight firefighting vehicles, 15 men from the Fire Service with six firefighting vehicles, four men of the Game Service with one firefighting vehicle as well as volunteers.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Top Stories

Dumplings Chinese Restaurant

The sweetest Ellie who came to us from Tianjin, China 16 years ago, decided to open a restaurant specializing in dumplings and wontons and...

Limassol: Mother in suspected child abuse case remanded

    The mother of a 19 month old infant hospitalised with bruises and abrasions was remanded in custody for two days on Wednesday as police...

Oshi

It is one of the most innovative sushi restaurants on the island, since you can place your order through your interactive table that works...

Tucano Coffee

What does a person need in life? The Tucano Coffee comes to give you the answer: Love.Peace.Coffee. The things are simple. A coffee chain...

Yiasemin

A simple, elegant place that honours tradition but turns its back on folklore. Enjoy your excellent quality and tasteful Lebanese meze, without the tambourines...

Taste

How to make triandafillo ice cream, by UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin

  Just in time for the scorching heat, UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin has shared her recipe for refreshing triantafillo ice cream -- or as...

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...