Updated: Aircraft join fight as fire rages near Pachna

The Limassol-Kantou-Platres road has been closed near the village of Kissousa because of the fire that broke out between Malia and Pachna in the Limassol district

The fire broke out at 11.40 am on Monday and is currently burning wild vegetation and trees.

The fire services have sent 18 fire trucks and the Forestry Department another three. Six fire fighting aircraft are also involved as part of the Ikaros plan which has been activated.

Extra back up has been requested from Paphos.

Authorities have also asked for the British base fire fighting aircraft to assist.

 

 

 

 

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