In the south-west of Turkey, near the city of Milas, a thermal power plant (TPP) caught fire as a result of a forest fire. This was announced by the mayor of the city Muhamment Tokat on Wednesday, August 4.
“The flames have engulfed a thermal power plant, personnel are being evacuated, sirens are sounding,” Tokat wrote on his Twitter page.
According to the Cumhuriyet newspaper, the fire in Milas spread to the thermal power plant, despite all precautions and efforts.
It is noted that the situation in the area where people are being evacuated for security reasons remains serious. There was no electricity due to a fire.
The fact that the fire in Turkish Bodrum and Milas approached the power plant, it became known on August 1. The fire that started in Beydzhilera of the Milas district of Mugla spread to the Chekertme district, the entrance to it was blocked by the police.
On the same day, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said that a fire in the Bodrum area, due to which several hotels were evacuated, was brought under control.
On August 2, it was reported that Turkish firefighters were fighting 13 hotbeds of forest fires. It was noted that work is taking place in six provinces, including Antalya, Izmir and Muglu. At least three people died in Antalya.
The Children of Fire, a terrorist organization recognized in the republic, claimed responsibility for the arson in southern Turkey. According to the militants, their actions are aimed at fighting the current regime.