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FIRE?

Post by Mandyr » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Does anyone know where the fire is? The helicopters have been back and forth most of the day over Peyia so we assume it’s in the hills.

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Post by LouiseCastricum » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:10 pm

There are about 7 (yes 7) fires on today. ARSON......!!!!!
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Post by daveg » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:33 pm

And guess what?....it's another hunting day...maybe a connection as same thing happened last Wednesday...

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Post by Mandyr » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Exactly what we were thinking!!!

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Post by LouiseCastricum » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Louise :)

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Post by PolemIan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:25 pm

Same as last Wednesday. Coincidence eh?

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Post by Kili01 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:34 pm

If only ‘hunting’ could be banned. If it was there would be less reason for people to invade beautiful natural forests en masse , especially mid week. Thus limiting the damage by fire.
Though if these fires are started by landowners/ developers its a different ball game...
Why can’t new development be limited by new laws to close proximity to an existing village. With no permits issued to develop new buildings along the Akamas coast.

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Post by Dominic » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:35 pm

Nothing to do with hunting. We were out all day today and saw lots of fires, but no hunters. Heard one gunshot in the distance.

Plus there were fires on monday and tuesday.,
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:13 pm

Must admit, I can't see the connection between hunting and arson either. Why would hunters deliberately set fire to farmland? Can someone please join the dots for me.

On the same topic on another forum someone just recounted:

A year or two ago a seasonal firefighter was found guilty of arson as he wanted to benefit from the overtime!

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Post by Austin7 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:29 pm

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Must admit, I can't see the connection between hunting and arson either. Why would hunters deliberately set fire to farmland? Can someone please join the dots for me.!
There are no dots to join, it's just someone's strange notion! 8-)

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Post by Kili01 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm

Hunters are often smokers too.. a stray cigarette or a match not properly extinguished before being thrown from a car window has been the cause of forest and countryside fires previously. Half day closing of shops and other businesses could also be a reason why more people are out and about from lunchtime onwards on a Wednesday.

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Post by Sadie » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:06 pm

Hunters purposefully set fire to no hunting zones to scare out wildlife to areas their allowed to shoot 😡
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:49 am

Personally I find that hard to believe. A carelessly dropped cigarette maybe, but hunters deliberately setting fire to wildlife areas, with the attendant risk to life, homes and livelihoods?

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister, Costas Kadis, has other ideas as to who's behind the fires: http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/208629 ... amas-fires

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Post by JimX » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:44 am

Before first light today the helicopters flew low over our house. 6.15am to be precise, this fire is in the Akamas area and is a bad one.
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Post by PW in Polemi » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:07 am

Kili01 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Why can’t new development be limited by new laws to close proximity to an existing village.
Dee
I understood that was already in hand ...
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Post by PW in Polemi » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:13 am

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Must admit, I can't see the connection between hunting and arson either. Why would hunters deliberately set fire to farmland? Can someone please join the dots for me.

On the same topic on another forum someone just recounted:

A year or two ago a seasonal firefighter was found guilty of arson as he wanted to benefit from the overtime!
A lot of the fires do not start on farmland, but in scrub. If the scrub is burnt out, the prey move on to somewhere else where it might be easier to hunt them.

I suspect that particular seasonal fireman was a rareity. The guys I know are exhausted from doing their usual jobs and fighting the numerous fires. Besides, fire fighting is a dangerous business and firefighters are sometimes injured or even killed in the course of their duties.
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Post by Dominic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:22 am

We didn't see a single hunter yesterday, and drove all over the place. We only heard one gunshot.
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Post by Dominic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:23 am

And if you missed our film on the helicopter, here it is again:

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Post by Dominic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:26 am

Does anybody else get a message saying "Cannot load Facebook SDK"?

Here's the Youtube version:

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Re: FIRE?

Post by Jim B » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:32 am

I agree with Dee, many fires are caused by thrown away cigarettes from vehicles.

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