Fire in Muğla Reaches Thermal Power Plant


The fire, which started in Muğla today and has expanded despite the air intervention, can be viewed on the map of NASA, where it transfers fires around the world moment by moment. According to the map, the distance between the flames and Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant was 12 kilometers.

The fire, which started in Muğla’s Çökertme district during the daylight hours of August 1, could not be brought under control yet. According to NASA’s live fire map Fire Map, it’s about Flames continuing their effect in an area of ​​85 square kilometers increases its effect.

Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant, located in Menteşe district, is located in the direction of the flames. For this reason, both the people of the region and the citizens who are far from the region can express the situation on social media. in an emergency call exists.

According to NASA’s live map, the distance between the fire and the thermal power plant in Muğla is 12 kilometers:

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Providing instant follow-up of fires all over the world, Via FireMap The area of ​​influence of the fire in Çökertme, Muğla can be observed. The fire, which was intervened by air during the daytime hours of August 2, started again due to the lack of cooling works according to the information from the region.

What can happen if the fire reaches Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant?

First of all, it should be noted that Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant is not a nuclear power plant, that is, in case of fire, there will be no radioactive reaction. With the thermal power plant; created using fossil fuels These are the power plants in which electrical energy is produced by the actuation of the turbines by the water vapor. In other words, thermal power plants are regions where heat energy obtained from fossil fuels is used, not nuclear energy. Therefore, in case of fire, the probability of explosion can be interpreted as less.

On the other hand, since thermal power plants meet the electrical energy needs of the surrounding region, -in case of fire- There may be extensive power outages in the area. These interruptions can be eliminated by the works to be done after the fire is brought under control.

  • The data in the news was taken between 02:00 and 02:30 on August 2nd.

Statement from the Mayor of Muğla, Milas:

Milas Mayor Muhammet Tokat, on the approach of the fire to the power plant, said, “Wind in the opposite direction it’s blowing. It might help us avoid some danger. It’s hard here unless the planes are activated.”