TURKEY: A massive fire erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district, Izmir, western Turkey on Sunday, RT reported.
The inferno started in the evening on the border of the Sahintepe and Mevkiinde districts. It engulfed the grassy wooded area and was spreading closer to NATO’s military base because of strong winds.
Despite efforts by NATO-stationed troops to stop the fire, the rapidly-spreading flames were moving closer to the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) base at Şirinyer (Buca) in İzmir, Turkey.
LANDCOM is charged with improving the effectiveness and reaction time of the alliance’s land forces that when needed could respond to an international crisis.
The fire could be due to weather conditions. So, I won't jump to conclusions. Though I can't say the same for the reaction or over reaction of others. The making of lemonade from lemons? (Never let a good crisis go to waste) If weather conditions there are anything like Southern Ontario right now, all it would take is a smoldering cigarette tossed carelessly away and some help from the wind.
Judging by the video below- there is lot's of wind to encourage the fire to grow and spread.
The inferno started on Sunday evening in western Turkey. The fire blew through the grassy wooded area and is now perilously near NATO’s military base pushed forward by strong winds.