A fire in the Dipkarpaz – Kaleburnu area turned 20 donums of woods into ashes yesterday. Last year a similar fire in the same area had caused major damage to 120 donums of forest.
This time there was an immediate response from fire fighting teams from Yesilkoy as well as units from the Forestry Department. Local citizens also volunteered to help to keep the blaze under control.
The fire, which started at around 4pm and took several hours to extinguish. An investigation showed the cause of the fire to be cigarette butts carelessly thrown into the dry grass fields.