A fire has been extinguished in the morning hours occurred in the Dereichi village of Yusifeli district of Artvin province of Turkey, APA reports citing “Hüriyyet” newspaper.
During a fire, about 60 houses have burned, and about 30 cattle have perished.
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Number of houses burned in Dereichi village of Yusifeli region of Artvin province has increased, APA reports citing “Hüriyyet” newspaper.
A fire occurred in one of the houses has passed to about 60 houses.
Artvin's governor, Yilmaz Doruk said that the fire was under control but the danger had not yet subsided.
The cause of the fire, which started in a house, is unknown yet. Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Çataklı tweeted that the flames had spread to other houses in the village, which is home to 170 houses. “The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) is coordinating the response to the fire. We have no casualties,” Çataklı said.
Village headman Sabri Duman told reporters that some 50 houses had caught fire. “We are going through a big disaster,” he said, as television footage showed thick smoke and columns of flames in most houses in the small village. Strong winds in the region are blamed for aggravating the fire. The house where the fire was started was wooden, while most of the other houses were concrete buildings.