Ankara fire damages 680-store market

Ankara fire damages 680-store market

ANKARA – Anatolia News Agency
Ankara fire damages 680-store market

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A fire that broke out in a market hosting 680 stores in Ankara’s Altındağ district late on Tuesday has been extinguished, but the market was severely damaged.

Two firemen who tackled the fire have been taken to hospital with injuries.

The fire started for an unknown reason in Altındağ Municipality’s Yunus Emre Public Market, and was extinguished after five hours.

The Ankara Municipality Fire Brigade Department’s on duty head, Mustafa Irmak, said 52 vehicles and 126 personnel had participated in the struggle to extinguish the fire. “The fire has been extinguished, but it left damage in the market and it cannot be used,” Irmak said. Most of the products sold in the local stores cannot be used anymore due to the fire.

An investigation has been started into the incident.