A fire is raging out of control in the Limassol village of Trimiklini and has even threatened to engulf homes in flames, according to the Fire Services.
The report of the fire came in at 12.59pm with Fire Engines being dispatched to an area close to the rubbish dump where they found wild shrubs consumed by flames. Firefighters quickly moved in to stop the fire from spreading to nearby homes but the blaze is still said to be out of control.
The rubbish dump is also on fire.
A total of six fire engines, four vehicles from the Forestry Department and one from the Game Services are currently at the scene while a Forestry Department plane is also being used to tackle the fire from the sky.