Fire in minority village
Nearly 200 lambs were burned in the fire that broke out in a barn in the village of Memkova, a part of the Mustafçova Municipality (close to the Bulgarian border).
It was stated that approximately 200 lambs found in the corral, which were understood to belong to Cavit Ömerko, perished. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. It was stated that the owner of the herd, Cavit Ömerko, was not in the corral at the time of the fire.
According to the information obtained by Millet Newspaper, the fire in the barn was noticed on Tuesday, March 15 at noon (around 12 o'clock). According to İmran İsa, a member of the Ilıca Subdistrict Local Council, residing in the village of Memkova, the fire was noticed by the villagers with the smoke coming out at noon.
Imran Isa narrated the event to Millet as follows. “Today, this disaster befell our brother from our village, our friend Cavit, the owner of the herd. We were in the village. We saw smoke rising from the area where the barn was located. As villagers, we immediately rushed there. When we went, we saw that about 200 lambs in the corral were burned. It's a very sad picture. It's a very sad event. The 12 sheep located next to the barn where the fire broke out were still alive and unaffected by the fire. We released them. Our friend Cavit was not in during the fire. He had gone to the forest to graze the mothers of the lambs. Firefighters arrived at the scene. Police came. Teams from the municipality came. But it was too late. The lambs were unfortunately burned when we got there. We are very sorry.” said.
The firefighters, who arrived at the fire place, albeit late, carried out cooling works. The causes of the fire are being investigated. The fire brigade is expected to explain the causes of the fire in the report it will issue after completing the cooling studies and research.
As Millet newspaper, we convey our best wishes to our kinsman, who lost a large part of his herd in the fire.
Note: The photos were taken from the facebook page named Ilıcalılar-Thermes.