Intensive response to the wildfire continues in Kanakkale. nine As a precautionary measure, 1,251 people were evacuated from the village. The Dardanelles Strait is closed to bilateral shipping traffic. According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 83 people were affected by the fire.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Ibrahim Yumakli said in his press statement in the morning that air response vehicles continue to land in the water and that the Dardanelles Strait has been closed to ship traffic in both directions to avoid any risk.
Minister Yumakali said that the Kan-Kanakkale road is also closed. Stressing on the humidity and wind parameters, Yumakli said that this contributed to the progress of the fire.
Yumakali said particulate matter from the burning in Kanakkale was sometimes carried up to 3 km and he expected the wind speed to increase in the afternoon.
According to information provided by Yumakli, aerial intervention is underway with seven fire fighting planes and 22 fire fighting helicopters.
Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced that more than 2,600 personnel from various units, including AFAD, the General Directorate of Forestry and the police, are working in the fight against the fire.
A total of 337 houses and 1,251 people in nine villages were evacuated as a precautionary measure, Yerlikaya said.
Minister Koka: A total of 83 people were affected by the forest fire in Kanakkale
In his statement on his Twitter account X, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that a total of 83 people have been affected by the Canakkale fire.
Koca said 14 of these people were taken to hospitals by ambulances assigned to the scene, and 48 to outpatient hospitals. In addition, he said that as a precautionary measure, 21 patients, including 13 palliative care patients and 8 patients from the Chest Disease Service at Çanakkale Mehmet Akif Ersoy State Hospital, were taken by ambulance.
In his statement last night, Ibrahim Yumakli said that the area affected by the fire was about 1500 hectares, of which 800 hectares were forest land, the rest were agricultural land and other areas.
Minister Yumakli gave the following information about the evacuated villages:
“Kaydere, Dameyri, Belen, Ulupinar, Yagsilar and Kalabakli; These villages were evacuated by evening. Of these villages, as determined so far, three houses in Ulupınar and four in Yaşkılar have been damaged by the fire.
“The other 3 villages, which were possibly evacuated as a precaution, were evacuated again in the evening to avoid any risk. These villages are Asagiokkullar, Tasliterla and Kizilkaoren. Sarikaeli village is also near the airport. This village is also being evaluated.”
Yumakli said some of the evacuated citizens were kept in the dormitories of the Credit and Hostel Institution.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced that the Nene Hatun emergency response ship has moved to the area to respond to the fire in the Canakkale Kepez area.
According to the statement made by the ministry, the Nene Hatun emergency response vessel with a fire extinguishing system, which can fill 9,600 cubic meters of water per hour and spray 150 meters horizontally and 70 meters vertically, will be used to respond to the fire. went to the field. Capez region.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that four people were affected by the smoke from the forest fire and were being treated.
Tuesday bbc TürkiyeResidents of the area who live in the center of Kanakkale said they were watching the fire with concern.
Cenk Kolcak, who lives in Kepez, told that the fire spread rapidly due to the strong wind that has been blowing for several days.
Stating that there was only a highway between them and the burned area, Kolk continued:
“The fire is very close to the area where the university and the public hospital are located. We are just below the road. But they evacuated the villages above the road.”
‘It’s like hell, it’s so hot’
Murat Meric, who lives in the center of Canakkale, said the area he is in is not in danger, but he is watching the events with concern.
Merrick said, “Helicopters are everywhere.”
‘Kanakkale is heading straight towards our city center’
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Ibrahim Yumakli said he had determined that the fire, which broke out on Tuesday morning, “started on land next to a settlement with some houses”.
Noting that the fire spread quickly because of the wind, Yumakli said:
“Our friends tried to stop it at a distance, but the wind that caused the fire to spread was so strong that there were moments when our friends’ efforts were not enough.”
“The good side is that it moves towards our Kanakkale city center in terms of wind direction. We are concentrating all our efforts on the security of our settlements.
Minister Yumakli said that 260 water sprinkler and construction equipment, about 1500 personnel and 4 helicopters with night vision participated in the efforts to extinguish the night fire.
According to Minister Yumakli, there were 29 fires on 22 August.
26 of them got extinguished in no time.
Bursa Governor Mahmut Demirtas, who made a statement this morning about the fire in Bursa Yenisehir and Bursa Karacabay, said, “The fire in Karacabay was completely under control. The fire in Yenisehir was partially under control.”
The worst of the fire is in the center of Kanakkale.