Two individuals who are suspected in the starting of the forest fire in Polis were apprehended by the police.
The fire started on the 18th of June at noon and was extinguished only late at nigh with the use of specialized aircrafts from Israel and Greece.
The locals were evacuated and luckily no one got injured because the fire did not get to the residential buildings.
According to the police, the suspected 62-year old man and 47-year old woman were apprehended. They testified that they were cleaning their yard from the branches and in order to do that more effectively, they have set them on fire.
Due to the strong winds the fire got distributed over an extensive area of more than 5 sq.km.