Cypriot mission begins fighting Athens fires

Α Cypriot mission comprising personnel from the Cyprus Fire Service, Civil Defence and medical staff arrived on Friday in Athens to assist efforts in combat wildfires in Mount Parnitha. In statements to the Cyprus News Agency,


Living on the extinction horizon

Those watching the heart-wrenching scenes of wildfires destroying Greece and the heroic effort against the flames have many Cypriots feeling it could be us. Cyprus is no stranger to wildfires, with the


Forestry College essential

Two years ago, when European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited to see the devastation caused by the infernal summer fires, she pleaded for the immediate implementation of community projects and


Zero tolerance for fireworks madness

The Justice and Agriculture Ministries have vowed to increase punishments for those found guilty of causing fires by letting off fireworks “dangerously and irresponsibly” following an increase in such incidents. They propose


Red alert for forest fires

The risk of forest fires and their spread remains on red alert Tuesday as Cyprus suffers a prolonged heatwave with maximum temperatures over 41 degrees Celcius, the Department of Forests said. Lighting


Best year for Cyprus’ firefighters

Cyprus’ ability to tackle wildfires has been significantly upgraded, as managing the summer’s fires proved one of the most successful, said Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis. He said that 2022 was the island’s

Forest fires hit record low

Areas affected by forest fires were at a historic low in 2022, the Forestry Department said in its annual assessment. According to the data, the state forest area burned was the smallest since