Fire devours one fifth of village in northeastern Turkey
A fire that started from an unknown source in northeastern Artvin's Dereiçi village destroyed some 35 homes, almost one fifth of the 176-resident settlement on March 17. No casualties were reported immediately after, although villagers said that at least 20 of their animals died.
A fire that started from an unknown source in northeastern Artvin's Deriçi village scorched some 35 homes on March 17, district governor Ömer Faruk Özdemir said.
No fatalities were reported in the immediate aftermath of the fire, although locals said that at least 20 animals had died in the disaster.
Firefighters were still working on putting out the fire that devoured almost one-fifth of the 176-house settlement a few hours after it started in the afternoon.
The village welcomed firefighters from surrounding areas to combat the flames and squads from the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).