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11-03-2019 15:06 | Read 332 times

‘GAU blaze shows fire brigade flaws’

A blaze which gutted part of the Girne American University (GAU) Millennium building has demonstrated the “shortcomings” of Girne’s fire brigade when it comes to tackling flames in high-rise structures, it has been claimed.

‘GAU blaze shows fire brigade flaws’

By Kerem Hasan

The fire broke out on the third floor at about 9.10am on Tuesday, possibly as a result of an electrical short-circuit, and sparked the mass evacuation of schoolchildren, students and staff.

The sole reported casualty was a waiter who was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after being spotted on a terrace and guided to safety.

The incident highlighted concerns previously reported by Cyprus Today that Girne’s firemen are ill-equipped to tackle blazes in the town’s mushrooming high-rise buildings.

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