Fire – The south of the island is in the grip of a large-scale fire, prompting authorities to seek the help of its neighbors to extinguish the blaze. About ten villages were evicted.
LCI Editorial Staff (with AFP) –
The position continues. After several hours of mobilization, firefighters were still unable to extinguish the blaze that continued to burn until the end of Saturday evening, July 3, near the port city, in the Cypriot district of Aragbas, south of the island. Limazoline. No casualties have been reported so far, but several houses have been destroyed.
Villages in the neighboring district of Larnaca, a coastal town about fifty kilometers from Limasol, were evacuated as a precaution. More than twenty firefighters, six helicopters and four planes have already been mobilized, as well as members of British troops stationed at UK bases stationed on the island.
Greece, Italy and Israel are reinforcements
Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulitz told CNA, the national news agency, that officials had asked Israel for help, whose coast is about 200 kilometers from the island. Agriculture Minister Costas Cadiz also said he had asked for EU assistance.
In a tweet responding to the call that day, the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasios thanked neighboring Cyprus “Difficult”. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Nabdali Bennett announced on Sunday that two cannons and anti-flame materials would be sent to the island.
Nicos Anastasiates welcomed the Greek gesture in his tweet, which sent two Canadians as part of a European mechanism. Meanwhile, officials said two more water bombers were expected from Italy as part of the European Emergency Assistance Mechanism.
Cyprus has been experiencing heat waves since the beginning of the week, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 45 degrees Celsius.
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