A house fire broke out in the early morning hours in Paphos, with mother and son reportedly escaping without injuries.
According to media reports, a fire broke out around on Friday around 5am in the bedroom of a residence on Fatih Street, in the Turkish Cypriot borough in Moutallos, Paphos.
Fire fighters and two fire engines responded to an emergency call, managing to contain the fire by 5:28am. Reports said there were extensive damages in the bedroom where most things were destroyed by the fire, while there was heavy smoke in the rest of the house.
No injuries, possible smoke inhalation
The two house occupants, a woman and her son, escaped the fire without injuries, according to reports. The man took his mother to hospital at Paphos General as a precaution due to possible smoke inhalation.
Police are investigating the incident in cooperation with the Paphos district branch of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services.
The house on Fatih Street is on a parallel road to Fellahoglu Street in the Moutallos area, where a large effort is underway to revitalize parts of the city. The specific project will connect the areas between the commercial centre and the local Turkish Cypriot borough.