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Wildfire raging in Paphos brought under control

A wildfire  raging the Paphos district was brought under control shortly after 6pm on Wednesday and just ahead of the implementation of  emergency evacuation plans in the communities of Ayios Giorgos Mamonion, Trachypedoulas and Stavrokonou.

Fire Services spokesman Andreas Kettis has stated that efforts are under way to contain the fire and that large numbers of firefighters have been sent to the area in an effort to contain the fire while three helicopters and the Forestry Department’ aeroplane are currently being used to combat the blaze.

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