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Phinikoudes shops warned over fire safety laws

Shopkeepers failing to comply in fire-safety regulations along Larnaca’s Phinikoudes seafront stand to lose their trading licence, according to Deputy Larnaca Mayor Petros Christodoulou on Tuesday.

The shops have been given 20 days to clean up their act and to adhere to fire safety regulations which will involve removing illegal structures that have been built onto their shops.

In an inspection conducted by Larnaca municipal officials and members of the Larnaca Fire Services in the area recently, fire inspectors revealed varying infringements of fire-safety regulations.

Violations were reported and shopkeepers were advised as how to rectify the violations.

Christodoulou said that he would propose to the Larnaca Municipal that regular bi-monthly inspections be conducted not only in the Phinikoudes area but all also in the district.

“Shopkeepers will be advised on how to adhere to the regulations and they are obliged to implement the regulations,” said Christodoulou.

Fire Services spokesman Andreas Kettis said that the fire services required unhindered access to the roads between the shops along the waterfront in order to reach all the shops in the event of an emergency.

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