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Cyprus authorities issue “red alert” for forest fires this weekend

The Forests Department issued on Friday a “red alert” level on the danger of forest fires in Cyprus during the weekend, urging the public to be particularly careful.

The danger of forest fires occurring and expanding in the weekend of May 16 – 17 has been raised to a “red alert” level, a Forests Department press release says.

Apart from the increased danger due to the heatwave and the dense vegetation across the island as a result of rainfall this year, it says, relevant agencies also have to deal with organizational problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.