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13 June, 2024

Fireworks banned amid wildfire concerns

Mines and quarries service revokes fireworks licenses following recent blaze outbreaks


In light of recent fire outbreaks in the village of Kouklion, located in Cyprus' Paphos district, the Mines and Quarries Service, a department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Environment, has initiated significant regulatory actions. These measures respond to the persistent challenges posed by prolonged drought conditions and soaring temperatures, which have significantly elevated the risk of wildfires across the region. As a precautionary step to mitigate potential fire hazards, the service has decided to revoke all existing licenses granted for fireworks usage. Additionally, the issuance of new licenses has been halted indefinitely to prevent any further exacerbation of the situation.

The decision to suspend fireworks licenses underscores the government's commitment to safeguarding public safety and minimizing the likelihood of future fire-related incidents. With the onset of a particularly dry and hot season, authorities are taking proactive measures to mitigate the risks associated with outdoor activities that could potentially ignite wildfires. By implementing stringent regulations on fireworks usage and enforcement of prohibitions across all regions of the country, the Mines and Quarries Service aims to curb fire outbreaks and ensure the protection of both lives and property. This announcement serves as a stern reminder for citizens to exercise caution and adhere to safety guidelines during periods of heightened fire danger.

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