This is reported by TASS with reference to a statement by the official representative of the Cyprus Fire and Rescue Service, Andreas Kettis, which he posted on Twitter.

"A total of eight air vehicles are involved: seven of them are engaged in extinguishing and one is monitoring," he said.

According to him, the fire occurred between the villages of Simu and Yiolu.

Shrubs and dry grass are burning.

Operatives of the operational services are trying to prevent the spread of fire to areas with residential buildings.

Local residents help them.

Earlier it was reported that in the department of Var in the southeast of France as a result of a natural fire, one person died, another 27 were injured.