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Update: Seven fires in Paphos district, all contained

September 9, 2018 at 6:00pm
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Fire fighters in the Paphos district tackled seven fires on Sunday, six of which were contained quickly while the  seventh at Pano Yialia was completely under control  around  6 pm, the Cyprus News Agency said. Fire fighters remain in the area to prevent a flare up.

It said a fire that broke out at Nata at 1 pm and at one point had approached the community, was contained by 4 pm, having burnt four hectares of wild vegetation and dry grass.

A fire broke out at Inia at 2 pm and was put out by 2 pm, while a fire caused by lighting at Pano Yialia broke out in difficult terrain around 3 pm and was contained by fire fighters and two water dropping aircraft.

Smaller fires that have been contained broke out in Kathikas, Kritou Terra and Stroumbi.