Authorities said the wildfire that raged in Akrounta, Limassol, over the weekend was completely under control Monday after two days of firefighting. Light rain in the area on Sunday afternoon helped, assisting
The head of the Department of Forests said this July the number of fires tackled under its responsibility was 70 compared with an average of 30 in previous years. It followed the
A wildfire that broke out in the Paphos forest has been contained after it destroyed around 20 hectares of pine and wild vegetation during one of the longest heatwaves in Cyprus’ history.
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
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
The Limassol Criminal Court has sentenced a 33-year-old man to two years behind bars after being found guilty of deliberately setting fires near a state forest that went up in flames. It
Cyprus is on a red alert for forest fires as the island continues to swelter under the hot Mediterranean sun, with temperatures expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius. On Friday, the island’s
Cyprus is on daily alert during the hot weather to deal with any fires with a quick response, said Forestry Department Director Charalambos Alexandrou. “We are ready to mobilise in zero time,