Fire turns everything to ash in Mersinlik area
Date Added: 23 June 2022

A fire broke out in the Mersinlik village on Tuesday and is still continuing.

Efforts are being made to put out the fire that has spread to forest areas due to the effect of high winds.

Fire fighting helicopters are being used in the efforts to put out the fires in the Mersinlik area.

Fire fighting planes from Israel, arrived this morning and are taking part in the extinguishing efforts.

The village of Mersinlik was fully evacuated and the Ardahan village was partially evacuated as precautionary measures.

One person who was affected by the smoke was taken to hospital.

State and government officials flocked to the area to see the situation first hand.