After the fire broke out in Limassol and parts of the area north of Larnaca, Cyprus sought help from the European Union and Israel, and the Greek island of Kefalonia also broke out after 10 days of high temperatures.
Driven by strong winds, the fire in Cyprus has affected at least six settlements at the foot of the Troodos Mountains, a pine forest and low vegetation area.
There is no news of injuries, and there has been a power outage in this part.
Thick smoke can be seen from the capital of Nicosia about 75 kilometers away.
Greece has expressed its willingness to provide help for the two aircraft, and Cyprus also hopes to get help from Israel.
“This is a very difficult day for Cyprus. All national mechanisms have been activated and the priority is not to cause casualties,” said Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.
The cause of the fire around noon on Saturday is unclear.
In Greece, after ten days of heat waves and drought, a fire broke out on the island of Kefalonia.
The village had to be evacuated, and firefighters used seven ducks and helicopters to extinguish the fire.
Greece was hit by a heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, accompanied by strong winds.