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02 December, 2020
 
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Cars engulfed in flames on Nicosia roads

Fire Department responds to vehicles in motion catching fire in two separate incidents

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Fire fighters responded to an incident in downtown Nicosia on Monday morning, when a car in motion caught fire, while a similar incident took place in the western part of the capital a day earlier.

According to fire department spokesperson Andreas Kettis, fire fighters responded to a car fire incident in downtown Nicosia on Monday morning on Evagorou Avenue.

Reports said the driver managed to get out of his vehicle while fire fighters were called at the scene and put out the flames.

If drivers smell smoke or see flames coming from the hood of the car while driving, they need to remain calm but act quickly by following simple steps and alerting authorities

Knews has learned that another vehicle in the Lakatamia area also caught fire on Sunday, with two fire engines called to the scene. It was understood the car was on a motorway and took a detour after the engine started smoking. The driver and passengers exited the vehicle and waited for the fire truck.

No injuries were reported in either incident, while the cause of the fires was not immediately known.

A fire in a vehicle in motion may be caused by faulty electrical wiring, fuel system issues or even cigarettes left in the car.

If motorists smell smoke or see flames coming from the hood of their car while driving, need to remain calm but act quickly by following simple steps and alerting authorities.

Experts advise to stop the vehicle and turn off the ignition, then get every person out of the car, without allowing anyone to go back to retrieve personal items.

All people and pets should move far the burning vehicle to avoid the flames and toxic fumes as well as keep bystanders back and also alerting oncoming traffic if possible.

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