Huge fire in Solea region under control, Minister of Agriculture tells

Huge fire in Solea region under control, Minister of Agriculture tells

Nicosia, June 23, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

CNA

The devastating fire that has been raging in Cyprus in the past four days is now under control, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment Nicos Kouyialis told CNA today.

The fire in the Solea region in Nicosia district, which claimed the lives of two fire-fighters, is believed to be one of the most disastrous fires in recent years.

Ground forces and fire-fighting aircraft from Cyprus, Greece, France and Italy continue their battle against the flames as there are still small fronts in some areas.

The contribution of air units was particularly important since the fire was burning in areas which were inaccessible to fire-fighters.