Big fire between Simou and Giolou

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Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Dominic » Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:14 pm

Helicopters and fire engines on scene. Huuuuuge amounts of smoke. We thought the hill behind the Tulip Hills was on fire originally but it is between Giolou and Simou. Wind blowing in the direction of Polemi though, so all the smoke is coming over here.

https://www.paphoslife.com/news/giolou-fire-210919
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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by The Aquila » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:34 pm

Two fires broke out in Paphos district for still unknown reasons.

The first fire broke out in Simou community of Polis Chrysochous and is threatening large areas of greenery.

The second fire is in Giolou and it is near inhabited areas.



The Fire Services are assisted by the two helicopters Kamov 32 that the Republic is renting but the winds in the area do not help their work.

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/two-fir ... -district/

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Paul » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:10 pm

I was working in the court yard building a new canopy; I thought the smoke ring I was burning to keep flies away was a bit strong.

Then I noticed small bits of ash dropping out of the air.

I am in Choulou

This went on for a quite long time!

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Uncle D » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:47 am

The helicopters are out there again this morning, I believe that 8 square kilometers has been affected.
Hounds on Holiday's business is destroyed, loads of people rushed to get the dogs out, all are safe I understand
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Post by trevnhil » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:23 am

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Jimgym » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:06 am

Hounds on Holiday's dogs are all safe, however Mina's property has suffered a lot of damage. There is a fundraiser for her which has been shared on Facebook. Horrible times.

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Dominic » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:49 am

I would have thought if they were a business they would have the appropriate insurance.
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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Jimgym » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:29 am

I didn't even think of that to be honest.

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Post by memory man » Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:03 pm

Sunday fire was man made, fire service says

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The fire in Paphos villages of Yiolou and Simou which saw some residents evacuated on Sunday evening was started by human hand, fire services spokesman Andreas Kettis said on Monday.

“From early indications it looks like the fire was not accidental, it’s important to tell things as they are,” he told state broadcaster CyBC on Monday. He said it began in five different places.

“No arrests have yet been made but police and firefighters are looking into the causes of the fire and there are clear signs that it was man-made, since the location where the fire originated from is not inhabited.”

Answering suggestions reporting that the incident was provoked by hunters who started the fire in order to force some birds to move to areas where hunting is allowed, Kettis said that it was still unconfirmed but did not completely rule out the scenario.

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He also added that firefighters will remain in the area throughout the next days to prevent any possible fires from resuming.

The fire was brought under control on Sunday evening but broke out again in one area overnight so fire fighting aircraft were used at first light to put it out.

On Sunday, Kettis said on Twitter that the decision to evacuate residents from villages affected by the fire was taken as a precautionary measure.

The blaze, which raged on two fronts in difficult to reach areas between Yiolou and Miliou, as well as Simou and Drymou, burned a total of eight square kilometres of dry vegetation, wild shrub and trees.

Additionally, the fire damaged livestock farms, agricultural areas and the outside areas of some people’s homes, mostly in Yiolou and Drymou, along with equipment in the vicinity.

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Minerva » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Mina from 'Hounds on Holiday' in Giolou wishes it to be known that , somehow, the Kennels survived the Fires so it is 'Business as usual' for her and any for anyone with Dogs booked. All the Dogs were taken to safety, thank goodness. She, herself, has written in 'Facebook' of this fact.
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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Tanny » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 pm

Always rotten news for any fire.

However for those without insurance the numbers of insurers is well publicised.

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Re: Big fire between Simou and Giolou

Post by Dominic » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:38 pm

There are lots of recommended insurers in the Insurance directory:

https://www.paphoslife.com/directory/category/insurance

Everybody, and especially businesses, should have proper insurance.
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