The fire in Limassol district has been contained but there are some reignitions and water is being dropped with aerial means, said Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister ( South – Cyprus) Petros Xenophontos on Monday, adding that the burnt land area has been estimated at 8.5 square kilometres.
In an effort to bolster the firefighting operation, Xenophontos emphasised the dispatch of two Canadair aircraft from Greece, acknowledging the persisting risk of reignitions due to anticipated winds.
“We will remain here at all times so that we can deal with any potential reignitions,” he said.
Regarding the rekindling of the fire in Alassa yesterday, Xenophontos addressed concerns about mishandling, indicating that a comprehensive meeting among relevant authorities will be convened post-firefighting efforts. He clarified, “Clearly we are concerned, but at that time, as I have been informed, there was a lot of wind intensity.”
( Source CNA/ in-Cyprus)