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.
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.
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.