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Fires break out at migrant minor hotel in Larnaca

Emergency response averts injuries in dual fires


Two fires erupted last night and early this morning at a hotel in Oroklini, Larnaca district, which is hosting unaccompanied migrant minors. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported from either incident.

The fires caused significant damage to several rooms, public areas, and stairwells within the hotel. According to Andreas Kettis, spokesperson for the fire service, the first fire was reported at approximately 11:46 p.m. and the second at around 2:40 a.m.

Three fire engines were dispatched to tackle the blazes. Firefighters, equipped with breathing apparatuses and hose installations, managed to contain the fires. The flames were concentrated in seven rooms on the second floor, which suffered extensive damage. Public areas, stairwells, and common areas on both the second and third floors were also affected.

Residents on the first floor evacuated the premises safely, and no injuries were recorded. Police and Welfare Office personnel arrived at the scene to register the occupants. Fire service members also checked the building for any trapped individuals.

Investigations into the causes of the two fires are set to commence today in collaboration with state agencies.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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