Fire erupts at Turkey’s Yatagan Thermal Power Plant
An explosion at Turkey’s Yatagan Thermal Power Plant set off a large fire on Tuesday, August 20, causing an estimated two million dollars in damages. Yatagan authorities have shut down all of the plant’s units in order to prevent further damages, reported Hurriyet.
According to the plant’s director, Bulent Barut, one of the facility’s transformers exploded, causing the blaze, which is now reportedly under control. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.
Established in 1982, the Yatagan plant is located in the western province of Mugla.
Last month, an explosion at Turkey’s Tupras oil refinery set off a large fire in six of the plant’s nine storage tanks. Tupras is located in the northwestern city of Izmit, 74 kilometers outside of Istanbul. — (menareport.com)
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