Flames rise at southeastern thermal plant
The Afşin-Elbistan thermal plant in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş. AA photoA fire that broke out at the Afşin-Elbistan thermal plant in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş earlier on Feb. 17 has been extinguished without any casualties.
The fire began around 10 a.m. and soon spread around the unit. Firefighters successfully doused the flames in a short amount of time.
Kahramanmaraş Gov. Şükrü Kocatepe, Afşin District Gov. Faik Arıcan and Mayor Fazlı Aydoğan reached the site soon after and received information from the firefighters.
The fire was extinguised through intervention inside the plant, Kocatepe said, adding that it has initially started when coal dust in the filters flared up. The plant had been undergoing work for the past 15 days.
No casualties were reported. The material damage will be announced once inspections are conducted at the site.