Aircraft Helps Tackle Shipping Container Fire Burning at Iskenderun Port

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A shipping container fire at a port sparked after deadly earthquakes in Iskenderun, Turkey, on February 6, was still burning on February 8, despite widespread reports it had been extinguished, a Turkish official said on Twitter.

Milas City Mayor Muhammet Tokat posted video early on Wednesday taken outside Limak Port showing the fire burning in the background. Storyful has not confirmed the exact time of filming.

Media reports citing Turkey’s defence ministry said the fire that had engulfed hundreds of shipping containers had been extinguished on Tuesday.

However, local media posted video on Wednesday morning showing the fire at Limak Port. CNN Turk also reported from the scene on Tuesday night and said the fire was still raging.

Footage posted by Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence on Tuesday shows aircraft helping tackle the fire. Credit: Ministry of National Defence via Storyful