Istanbul ?xml:namespace>Ataturk airport’s management claims that the huge fire which broke out at the cargo terminal today has been brought under control, with no casualties.
The fire started at 15:30 in cargo terminal C at Ataturk, the Turkish city’s main airport. There are indications that the source of the fire was electrical.
Ground-handling company Havas is among the firms located in the buildings affected. The fire spread to neighbouring cargo terminals housing companies including Celebi Handling and Sistem Logistik.?xml:namespace>
Ataturk Airport general manager Irfan Balta says: “We have taken control of the fire. Air traffic is continuing and there should be little delay.”
Several Soviet-built cargo transport aircraft parked around the cargo terminal have been removed from the vicinity and relocated to a safe area.
Turkish authorities have been using two Bombardier CL-215 firefighting aircraft to bring the fire under control similar to the one pictured below.
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