A massive fire is reported near NATO military base in Izmir, western Turkey, local media reports it could be arson and police are investigating.
Strong wind are brining the fire closer the NATO military base and there no word yet if the fire is under control, the fired started in a large wooded area on the border of the Sahintepe and Mevkiinde districts.
İzmir Buca'da ki yangın nihayet kontrol altına alındı şimdilik çok şükür pic.twitter.com/8V29LoHc6r
— TC Aysun (@ve_Laiklik) July 24, 2016
CNN Turkey says the fire has already reached one home as the area is populated with people and some housing.
Sabotage is expected by police and despite NATO troops stationed at the military base trying to put the fire under control, it’s still moving closer the base.
I have seen things you people would not believe: NATO bases on fire off the coast of Izmir…pic.twitter.com/jamX73nFt3
— Robin Monotti (@robinmonotti) July 24, 2016
There’s no nukes to be reported at the base, it took more than 7 hours to contain the blaze but reports say at this time it’s still out of control.
İzmir buca'da saat 8 deki durum bu pic.twitter.com/csLIBNWxqX
— Okan Parimli (@OkanParimli) July 24, 2016