Nicosia asks Israel for help to fight Pano Pyrgos forest fire

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Cyprus has asked Israel to help battle a fire that has been raging in the forest near Pano Pyrgos since around 7.00 pm on Thursday.

The request was made by Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou and depending on the situation, three fire fighting aircraft are expected from Israel on Friday.

Fire department spokesman Andreas Kettis told the Cyprus News Agency that fire fighters — including from the Forest Department and the fire brigade — were continuing to tackle the blaze.

He said the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre has been asked to give...


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Nicosia asks Israel for help to fight Pano Pyrgos forest fire


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