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Firefighting in Cyprus

Unfortunately due to ignorant and careless behaviour of some, Cyprus is suffering from bush fires that destroy fields, trees and threaten farms and houses. The Cypriot Goverment has hired 3 fire fighting helicopters from Russia that operate from Pafos Airport. Together with the local Fire Department they come into action frequently to put out fires around the country.
Fires are often started by cigaret butts thrown from cars...
Fires are often started by cigaret butts thrown from cars...
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One of the helicopters with Polis in the background
One of the helicopters with Polis in the background
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Flying sparks can easily carry a fire across roads
Flying sparks can easily carry a fire across roads
Before fire engines arrive small fires are even put out with branches
Before fire engines arrive small fires are even put out with branches
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One of the local farmers checking the damage
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