Cyprus – Forest fires - French assistance (June 22, 2016)

Since June 18, Cyprus has been dealing with a major forest fire in the Troodos Mountains, between Paphos and Nicosia, which has killed two firefighters and is threatening homes.

France stands by the Cypriot people and authorities at this difficult time. As part of the European civil protection mechanism, the French Civil Defense has dispatched three planes, which are operational as of today. Our embassy in Nicosia is in constant contact with the Cypriot authorities.

France offers its condolences to the loved ones of the firefighters who lost their lives fighting this fire.