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Update 2: Maronas fire partly contained, Kapilio blaze under control

October 5, 2018 at 2:10pm
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A fire that broke near the Maronas area  in Paphos has been partly contained having already burnt three hectares of dry grass and wild vegetation.

Earlier on Friday fire fighters managed to contain a blaze which had broken out  near the village of Kapilio in the Limassol district at around 1.15 pm.

Forestry Department director Charalambos Alexandrou said that following efforts by fire fighters and  five water dropping aircraft the fire near Kapilio has been contained.

He added that two other fires which broke out nearby — near Alassa dam and in the Lania-Limnatis area have also been extinguished.