Fires break out in Nicosia.FIRE fighters yesterday brought under control four fires Four Fires is a novel written by Bryce Courtenay. It tells the story of the Maloney family, living in country Victoria in the 1940's.
It is based on a Victorian town called Yankalillee, which is in the Wangaratta - Wodonga Area. breaking out in the afternoon in Nicosia villages close to the buffer zone buffer zone
A neutral area between hostile or belligerent forces that serves to prevent conflict.
Noun 1. buffer zone as well as within the buffer zone in an area close to the disused international airport, forcing the UN to evacuate officers' homes as a precaution.
The fires mostly ate away at wild shrubs and were thought to be under control by late afternoon. The first was spotted between Peristerona and Orounda at about 1.50pm. Further to the east, between Meniko and Paliometocho a blaze was spotted at 4.07pm while farther northeast between Avlona and Denia, a blaze was spotted at 4.30pm. The three blazes close to the buffer zone collectively consumed less than 2.0 square kilometres. The biggest blaze was at Peristerona-Orounda where 1.5 square kilometres of wild shrubs and trees were burnt.
Fire Services (Chinese:消防) is a Hong Kong football club. The majority of the players are working for the Fire Services Department in Hong Kong and playing for the club on are investigating arson and were told that "a man was seen moving about suspiciously in the Avlona-Denia area," fire services' spokeswoman Lisa Kemidji said.
About 20 fire brigade vehicles were used and off duty fire fighters were called in to help. In total about 50 fire fighters worked to control the fires. The forestry department, the game fund, district authorities and civil defence mechanisms were mobilised.
The blaze at the United Nations' protected area
Protected areas (UNPA UNPA United Nations Postal Administration
UNPA United Nations Protected Area
UNPA United Nations Participation Act of 1945 ) ate away 1.5 square kilometres of wild shrubs and started at about 2.28pm. Fire services sent vehicles to help out at the UN's request.
In Nicosia, smoke could be seen in the semi-occupied municipality of Ayios Dhometios and the Parissinos hill in Engomi.
An eyewitness told the Sunday Mail that he had seen smoke coming in from the north with fire services confirming they believed the fire came from the north. Investigating the UNPA blaze falls under the UN's jurisdiction.
The UN used two of their own helicopters, several vehicles as well as 200 men in their efforts to control the fire, said UN spokesman Michel Bonnardeaux.
At the time of printing yesterday, no homes had been threatened and the fires had all been brought under control.
Fire services' spokeswoman Lisa Kemidji said that the UN had asked for help and they had sent eight fire brigade vehicles.
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