Forest fire in Limassol under partial control

A fire that erupted in the state forest close to the communities of Armenohori and Pareklisia in the district of Limassol was put under partial control late in the afternoon, the Department of Forests announced.

The fire, which erupted on 16:15 local time, burnt an area of approximately 30 hectares. More than 20 fire engines, excavators and water tankers worked to contain the fire, the Department said.

The authorities deployed the “Ikaros 2” plan involving fire-fighting aircraft.

According to the Department, fire fighting units will remain on the ground during the night to extinguish the fire altogether.

Source: Cyprus News Agency