RAF helicopters spend hours fighting fire in Cyprus

Royal Air Force helicopters have spent several hours fighting a fire in Cyprus.

The Griffin helicopters from 84 Squadron based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were deployed to help put out the fire at lunchtime on Wednesday, alongside firefighting crews from the Republic of Cyprus.

The fire broke out in Fasouri, close to the border with the Sovereign Base Areas.

The fire, which is now under control, started at about 13:30 this afternoon, Cyprus time. The cause is currently unknown and firefighting crews continue to patrol the area as plenty of smoke remains. 

There have been no reports of any injuries or damage to buildings.