A blaze erupted at the Kayalar
Paint Factory in the Tuzla district of Istanbul on Tuesday
The factory is located in the Tuzla Organized Industrial
Site. Fire brigades from the Tuzla, Kurtköy, Pendik,
Kartal, Sultanbeyli and Ümraniye districts were notified
and arrived on site to extinguish the fire, while directing
people near the factory away from possible danger.
Explosions occurred in the factory building, causing manhole
covers to be thrown into the air and creating panic in the
Fire fighters worked to ensure that the fire did not spread
to surrounding factories.
The area remained under a cloud of smoke throughout the
early afternoon. It is not yet known how the fire started.