Cyprus to send fire- fighting help to Israel

Cyprus is set to send on Friday morning two fire-fighting airplanes of its Department of Forests to help battle the hundreds of blazes raging in Israel.

The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) has learned that the two airplanes, with two officers aboard each, will leave Larnaca airport for Haifa at 0530 local time. At the same time ground support staff of the Department of Forests will fly to Israel from Larnaca airport, on a Cyprus Airways flight, on Friday at 1000. The team will comprise four officers.

Israel asked Cyprus on Thursday evening to send two fire-fighting planes to the country to help extinguish the fires raging across the country, amid a heat wave.

Source: Cyprus News Agency