Trachoni- Sovereign Bases Area Police were on Tuesday night investigating a fatal fire at a Trachoni home.
According to initial reports, the charred remains found at the scene are thought to belong to a 58 year-old man who was born blind.
The reports said that the man had been eating with a neighbour at their house just before the fire broke out there. The friend left for work, telling Ioannou to close the door behind him when he was ready to go home.
Amongst investigations into the cause of the fatal blaze, the police is investigating whether Ioannou, who was reportedly a smoker, may have dropped a butt or ash, setting off the fire.