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The red alert for fires is in effect

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    “Lighting a fire without permission is prohibited and constitutes an offence”

    The “red alert” level also remains risk of causing forest fires, with the Department of Forestry stressing to the public that “igniting fire without a permit is an offence which according to under the Forestry Law of 2012, is punishable by imprisonment of up to 10 years or a fine of up to €50,000.00 or both penalties together and under the Fire Prevention in the Countryside Law of 1988 up to 5 years or with a fine of up to €20,000 or both penalties together”.

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    Clarifies that lighting a fire, for food preparation, is only allowed in the grills of the excursion sites.

    Also addressed , strongly appeals to the public to be especially careful during their excursions, completely avoiding actions and activities that are likely to cause a fire, such as the use of tools or agricultural machinery that produce heat, sparks or flame, such as emery, welding and electric welding.

    If someone perceives smoke or fire, they are asked to call immediately 1407 (Forestry Department) or 112 (Fire Service).


    Source: cyprustimes.com

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