The resident of the several villages in the Troodos mountains were evacuated due to the forest fires.
The leader of the “Spilia” political party has announced on the state radio station that everyone, who thought that the problem of fires in Cyprus has been resolved, is wrong.
This time, the fire started in the Asinou village and there is a threat that the fire will get across to the nearby forest in Maheras.
Italy and France has sent their specialized aircrafts to help the island. Currently there are 60 fire engines from the Forestry department and 350 firefighters and volunteers involved in extinguishing of the fires.