The Fire Service responded to 14 calls for help, 5 fires, 8 special services and 1 false call from 06:00 on February 7, 2023 until 06:00 on February 8, 2023. The most important incidents to which the Fire Service responded are in two car fires and one in an apartment.
Specifically, at 22:24 on Tuesday, a call was received about a fire in a milk transport vehicle, which was parked in an open area in the Potamia community of the Nicosia district. The Police and the Fire Service responded with two fire engines from the Acropolis Fire Station, Sergeant Spyros Ttantis. From the fire and heat, the vehicle sustained extensive damage to the passenger compartment. An investigation into the cause of the fire will follow later today, in cooperation with the competent authorities.
According to a statement from the Fire Service, at 00:08 a.m. a call was received about a fire in a studio apartment on the roof of a three-story apartment building in Pallouriotissa, in the Nicosia district. Members of the Police and the Fire Service, from the Pafos Gate Fire Station, responded with two fire engines and the fire was brought under control at 00:36.
The apartment in question suffered extensive damage from the fire and heat. At the time of the fire, the tenant was absent, while the members of the Fire Service rescued a small dog that was inside the apartment and handed it over to its owner. The building was evacuated as a precaution by members of the Fire Service, in cooperation with members of the Police. The cause of the fire is being investigated, in cooperation with the competent authorities.
Furthermore, at 2:32 am on Wednesday, a call was received about a fire in three vehicles, which were parked in the parking lot of an apartment building in Larnaca. Members of the Police and Fire Service from the Larnaca Fire Station, Minister Andrea Papadopoulos, responded with two fire engines and the fire was brought under control at 02:52.
From the fire and the heat, two of the vehicles sustained extensive damage, while the third vehicle sustained minor front end damage. Additionally, the smoke and heat damaged the exterior paint of the building. At the time of the fire, a partial evacuation of the apartment building took place as a precaution, in cooperation with the members of the Police. An investigation into the cause of the fire will follow later today, in cooperation with the competent authorities.