SOTIRAS FOREST: The causes of the fire are being investigated - Public and private land burned

For almost 2 hours, firefighters and civilians fought the flames

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A forest fire in the Sotiras Forest was brought under full control, which broke out shortly after 6 yesterday afternoon.

A written announcement of the Forest Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment states that "the fire that broke out yesterday, Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 18:07 in the Sotiras Forest, between the Municipalities of Ayia Napa and Sotiras, was brought under full control two hours later , that is, at 8 in the evening ".

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It added that "the fire burned an area of ​​1,5 hectares of State Forest covered with pines, invisible, wild olive trees and low wild vegetation and three hectares of private land covered with low vegetation."

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The firefighting operation involved 13 people from the Forest Department with three fire trucks, 12 people from the Fire Service with four fire trucks, a fire truck from the Municipality of Ayia Napa and one from the Municipality of Sotiras, an excavator and residents of the area.

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According to the announcement, "both leased planes assisted in the firefighting effort. "Forces remain in the area to secure the perimeter of the fire and to deal with a possible resurgence."

The causes of the fire are being investigated.

Source: KYPE