The Libyan Antiquities Authority said that its staff managed to extinguish a fire that broke out in the Greek ruins of Cyrene, east Libya.

The press office of the Authority quoted its president, Ahmed Hussein, as saying that there was no damage at the archaeological site, and no injuries were recorded among the staff.

For his part, the inspector of Cyrene, Fadl Abdul Aziz, said that the fire was extinguished with the efforts of the local people who managed to control the fire before it could reach the archaeological buildings, adding that the monitoring department of Cyrene ruins has commissioned a team to assess the damage in order to start maintenance work as soon as possible.

Earlier this month, a similar fire broke out in Cyrene without causing any harm to the buildings except for some distortions from the fire smoke, according to the head of the Libyan Antiquities Authority.