Fire broke out in İmralı Island

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  • 11:55 27 February 2020
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NEWS CENTER - A forest fire broke out on Imralı Island, where PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are held. 

According to the information received, a forest fire broke out in the morning hours on Imralı Island, 10.8 nautical miles from Bozburun, on the western end of the Armutlu Peninsula in the Marmara Sea, and 6.5 nautical miles from the Susurluk Stream on the shore of Karacabey district.
 
The fire on the island covered with pine and olive trees grew under the influence of the violent winds.
 
It has been suggested that Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department and Forest Regional Directorate teams took action to respond to the fire. It was stated that the firefighters of the Metropolitan and forestry from Mudanya district of Bursa were tried to be transported to Imrali by sea, but the storm at sea made it difficult for the ship.
 
On the other hand, it was learned that the military ship from Kocaeli's Gölcük district was trying to purchase petroleum and that a firefighting helicopter was requested from Istanbul.
 

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