The wind carried the smoke directly toward the TEM highway, which connects Istanbul's Asian side to the European side through the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge. DHA photo
Fire has broken out in Istanbul’s Beykoz district, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, in an area close to the TEM highway that leads to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) bridge. Fire brigades and two helicopters have been dispatched to the area.
The fire started around 1:45 p.m. at five different points, Anadolu agency reported, adding that the cause was still unknown. Due to the fact that it broke out at the same time on different points, officials suspect that the fire was set intentionally, the report also said.
Another fire had broken out at the same Çavuşbaşı area, near the Elmalı dam only yesterday, reducing to ashes five hectares of woodland.
The wind carried the smoke directly toward the TEM highway, decreasing visibility for the drivers.