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1. Minister suspects dissent in Akamas fires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-suspects-dissent-in-akamas-fires

The fire department has called for backup in fighting multiple blazes in Akamas and other areas, with the agriculture minister saying the fires “can’t be a coincidence” as government policies move forward...

2. Greek Cypriots pay homage to Ohi Day

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-cypriots-pay-homage-to-ohi-day

Many Ohi Day celebrations went ahead on Monday in the Republic of Cyprus amid public confusion, following last-minute cancellations of school parades on the advice of weather officials...

3. Fire near Limassol community contained

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fire-raging-outside-a-limassol-community

A large wildfire was raging outside a community in Limassol district, with officials saying battling the blaze was difficult due to limited access in the area while the risk of re-ignitions remained high...

4. Officials raise red flag over risk of wildfires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/department-raises-red-flag-over-risk-of-fire

The Department of Forests has issued a new “red alert” for Tuesday citing a high risk of wildfires throughout the island...

5. Two Sunday fires put out in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-sunday-fires-put-out-in-paphos

Two simultaneous wildfires were contained on Sunday in Paphos district, with officials monitoring the area for possible re-ignitions fires...

6. Forest department on high alert

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/forest-department-on-high-alert

The Department of Forests says the chance of a disastrous blaze is very real in Cyprus, with a much greater risk threatening forests but also people’s lives...

7. Audit office weighs in on turtle nests debacle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/audit-office-weighs-in-on-turtle-nests

A report by the audit office slams the forestry department for removing acacia trees very close to turtle nests earlier this year, just as another confrontation between locals and conservationists in a nearby area is gaining traction...

8. Volunteers to enlist as fire lookouts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/volunteers-to-enlist-as-fire-lookouts

A volunteer wildfire lookout programme is set to begin in Cyprus, following public criticism and disdain over preventable fires and arson attacks in forested areas...

9. Dog shelter says Paphos fire was arson

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dog-shelter-says-akamas-fire-was-arson

New horrific details have emerged after a fire was averted outside Akamas, with a Paphos dog shelter saying a hateful act was behind an arson attack that threatened the wellbeing of about a hundred canines under their protection...

10. Blaze stopped before reaching Akamas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blaze-stopped-before-reaching-akamas

The origin of a fire that broke out in Neo Chorio in Paphos has been traced back to a location outside a residential yard at a local village, just outside Akamas national park...

11. Fire lookouts following Paphos wildfire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/planes-take-off-to-battle-paphos-wildfire

A wildfire that broke out Friday morning in remote areas in Paphos is believed to be a malicious act, with forestry officials calling for aerial support as part of an “offensive tactic” to contain the fire...

12. Cyprus helps fight Israel fires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-help-in-israel-fires

Two planes are set to depart for Israel on Friday to join fire fighters who are battling numerous raging fires in a declared emergency...

13. Acacia tree removal sparks controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/acacia-tree-removal-sparks-controversy

Officials are set to discuss last week’s acacia tree removal in Paphos, following an outcry by critics who say big commercial interests are endangering sea turtle nesting sites...

14. Scouts rescued after mountain ordeal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scouts-rescued-after-mountain-ordeal

A group of boy scouts were rescued in the Troodos Mountains, following an operation that lasted almost 12 hours...

15. Knife pulled in firewood rights dispute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/knife-pulled-in-firewood-rights-dispute

A man is under arrest for injuring another man with a knife during a dispute over the rights to firewood in an open field in Limassol...

16. Akamas wildfire contained

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akamas-wildfire-contained

A wildfire that broke out Wednesday morning near Akamas forest has been contained, but officials said it could have been a lot worse...

17. Possible suspect questioned in Lofou wildfire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/possible-suspect-questioned-in-lofou-wildfire

A fire that broke out Saturday and was contained Sunday could be the work of an arsonist, according to officials who are reportedly questioning a person of interest...

18. Controversy following fatal Paphos accident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/controversy-in-the-aftermath-of-fatal-paphos-accident

The temporary closure of a tarnished road stretch in Paphos, where a Russian couple was killed over the weekend, caused controversy among some groups who say the measure was excessive...

19. Attica governor summoned by prosecutor over deadly 2017 west Attica flood

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/attica-governor-summoned-by-prosecutor-over-deadly-2017-west-attica-flood

Attica Regional Governor Rena Dourou and another nine officials have been summoned by a prosecutor as suspects in the deaths of 23 people and in the widespread destruction caused by a flash flood in the west Attica town of Mandra last November....

20. Vendetta behind Macheras fire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-resident-arrested-in-macheras-fire

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in connection with a wildfire in Macheras, where authorities say the burning down of 70 hectares of forest was the result of arson...

21. Macheras forest fire under control

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/macheras-forest-fire-under-control

22. Campers injured by falling tree doing fine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/campers-injured-by-falling-tree-doing-fine

Police are investigating an incident where a tall tree fell on unsuspecting campers in Kato Pyrgos, prompting an evacuation while three people injured were later said to be doing fine...

23. Report links Tilliria fires to rejected candidates

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-links-tilliria-fires-to-rejected-candidates

Local reports are drawing links between Tilliria fires and disgruntled candidates who were rejected as retained fire fighters by the Forestry department...

24. Mal intent behind Tilliria blaze

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mal-intent-behind-tilliria-blaze

Officials believe a fire that broke out in Tilliria Wednesday evening was most likely the result of a malicious act, where 30 hectares of pine tree forest were burned down...

25. Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-whose-family-perished-in-greek-fire-files-lawsuit

A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire has filed a criminal lawsuit against seven officials, including Greece's interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens....

26. Forestry Department speaks out on campsite fires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/forestry-department-speaks-out-on-campsite-fires

The Forestry Department says it has been taking steps to ensure the safety of camping sites and their surrounding areas, following an evacuation at Polis campground due to a suspicious fire...

27. Vacationers evacuate Polis campsite due to fire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vacationers-evacuate-polis-campsite-due-to-fire

The Polis campground was evacuated Sunday after midnight due to a fire raging in nearby reed beds, with initial signs pointing to arson...

28. Officials step up efforts against fires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officials-step-up-efforts-against-fires

Cypriot and European authorities are on the lookout for new wildfire threats, as two local fires on Saturday, one in the northwest and one in the southeast, were caused by human action...

29. Cypriot crews in Greek fires on their way back

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-crews-in-greek-fires-on-their-way-back

Cypriot first responders who rushed to help in the Greek wildfires are getting ready to come back, after what has been undoubtedly a horrifying challenge for even experienced professionals...

30. Death toll from deadly Attica fires rises to 85

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/death-toll-from-deadly-attica-fires-rises-to-83

The death toll from the deadly blaze that ravaged the coastal town of Mati in east Attica on Monday rose to 85 on Thursday, after a 73-year-old man who was in intensive care in Athens' Evangelismos hospital died and two more bodies were discovered by rescue crews....

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