Oğuz: Fire prevented from spreading to east of Mersinlik Ardahan road
Date Added: 24 June 2022

The Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dursun Oğuz spent the night at the fire zone.

He said thanks to the efforts of the fire fighting teams the fire was prevented from spreading to the east of the Mersinlik Ardahan road.

Evaluating the latest situation to the BRT at the Crisis Centre established in the region, Minister Oğuz said that the intensive efforts had been carried out last night and had paid off as it had prevented the fire from crossing to the east of the Mersinlik Ardahan road.

Minister Oğuz noted that they will focus on cooling efforts during the day and that they aim to completely cool the region with the assistance of air craft.

He said that so far up to 16,000 dunams of forest area had been destroyed by the fire.