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Escalating Fire Emergencies Challenge Cyprus Brigade

The Easter bonfires in Cyprus, known as “lambradjia,” have sparked numerous emergencies for the fire brigade due to uncontrollable flames threatening public safety and property. The surge in incidents on Easter Saturday, with 120 fires reported across the island, highlights the need for heightened fire safety awareness and regulations during cultural celebrations.

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Illegal Tree Felling: A Call to Preserve Nature

Illegal tree felling can result in fines up to €5,000 and jail time of up to one year. For causing fires near forests, penalties can be as high as €50,000 and 10 years in prison. It is crucial to obtain written approval from the forestry department before cutting down any trees to protect our environment and prevent devastating consequences.

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Second Large Fire of the Day Breaks Out in Kouklia

Summary: A second large fire broke out near Kouklia due to strong winds fueling flames through dry grass and untamed vegetation. Rapid response from first responders like the Fire Service, forestry department, and Game Fund prevented damage to the natural landscape and nearby villas, highlighting the crucial role of vigilance and collaboration in wildfire prevention and response.

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Preparations Stepped Up Ahead of Wildfire Season

As the wildfire season approaches, the government is ramping up preparations with 259 new firefighters hired and a modern fire and crisis management system in place. Infrastructure improvements including new fire stations and upgrades are also part of the strategy to enhance fire safety across the country.

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Fire Safety Concerns at Geri – Dali Industrial Area

The Geri – Dali industrial area faces a critical fire safety risk, with recent incidents prompting demands for enhanced surveillance and strict prevention measures. After a devastating fire at a recycling plant released toxic pollutants and caused power disruptions, the community and President are advocating for stringent regulations and potential relocation of heavy industries to safeguard public safety.

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Economic Impact of Fires in the Recent Year

The economic impact of fires in the recent year amounted to €9.5 million, with urban fires costing €8.4 million. Human activities were responsible for 90% of all fires, emphasizing the urgent need for enhanced fire safety education and prevention measures.

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Blaze Engulfs Yachts at Larnaca Marina

Summary: A fire broke out at Larnaca marina, engulfing two fiberglass yachts. Firefighters responded quickly, extinguishing the fire on one yacht and preventing further damage. The cause of the fire is unknown, highlighting the importance of safety and preparedness at marine locations.

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Two Housefires Erupt in Paphos District

Two housefires occurred in the Paphos District, with the first being caused by a faulty electric heater in a guesthouse and the second resulting in a roof collapse in a detached house. Emergency services responded quickly and are investigating the cause of the second fire, while recommending regular checks of electrical appliances and knowledge of fire safety practices.

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Incident at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital Raises Concerns

A fire broke out at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, causing injuries to some patients who were quickly evacuated and accounted for. Two individuals required urgent medical care. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire, highlighting the importance of fire safety in healthcare facilities.

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