Nine yachts burned after fire in Turkish resort Çeşme
A fire reduced four yachts to ash and damaged five others in the Aegean province of İzmir late on Dec. 28.
Panic was stirred among locals in the district of Çeşme’s Alaçatı resort on the evening of Dec. 28 after hearing an explosion.
Following the explosion, a fire broke out at the port of a private site.
Five sprinklers from the Çeşme Municipality were dispatched to the scene and fire crews rushed to extinguish the fires that broke out.
Initial investigations suggest that the fire came out of the electrical contact but police suspected it might have been an arson attack.
Police officers are now examining security cameras mounted around the private site and the investigation into the incident is still underway.
Four yachts have been completely burned to ashes and five others have been badly damaged in the fire.