Why did the fire in Canakkale break out, which villages were evacuated?
A fire broke out in a forest area near the Kayadere village in the center of Çanakkale. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı stated that the forest fire in Çanakkale was effective on 1500 hectares, 800 hectares of which were forests. So, why did the fire in Çanakkale break out, which villages were evacuated? Here is the latest situation in the forest fire in Çanakkale…
A fire broke out in the forest area near Kayadere village near the center of Çanakkale for an unknown reason. After the situation was reported, many teams were dispatched to the region by the Çanakkale Regional Directorate of Forestry. The teams started an aerial and ground operation to control the flames that grew with the effect of the wind.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı reported that the forest fire in Çanakkale was being fought from the air with 7 fire extinguishing planes and 22 helicopters as of morning.
STATEMENT FROM THE INTERIOR MINISTER
Minister of Interior Ali Yerlikaya reported that 337 households and 1251 people in 9 villages in the region were evacuated for precautionary purposes within the scope of the fight against the forest fire in Çanakkale.
Following the evacuation of Kayadere, Ulupınar and Belen villages and Damyeri locality for precautionary purposes due to the fire, it was decided to evacuate Yağcılar, Aşağıokçular, Kalabaklı, Kızılcaören and Taşlıtarla villages.
Çanakkale Air Radar Position Command and Çanakkale 18 Mart University Terzioglu Campus are also being evacuated.
It was learned that many elderly and sick people affected by the smoke were taken under treatment in nearby hospitals.
NENE HATUN SHIP SAILED
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced that the “Nene Hatun Emergency Response Ship” moved to the region to intervene in the fire in the Çanakkale Kepez region.
According to the statement made by the Ministry, “Nene Hatun Emergency Response Ship” with a fire extinguishing system that can pump 9,600 cubic meters of water per hour, spraying 150 meters of water horizontally and 70 meters vertically, moved to the region to intervene in the fire in the Kepez region.
The teams continue to work from the air and on the ground to bring the flames under control, which are growing with the effect of the wind.