3 Haziran 2017 Cumartesi

City Hall Pool Water Douses Bike Fire

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Korkusuz Newspaper, 3 June 2017)

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   Bucket Brigade was waiting in the wings, if needed.

Those who live in Istanbul know the Haşim İşcan underpass as the
bicycle market.  For those who don't know, the bike market is near
the Istanbul Municipal Building, 50 meters away from the Fire Dept.

Yesterday a fire in the bike market at 09:20 in the morning and
quickly spread to the entire underpass.  But although firefighters were
at the scene quickly, citizens noticed that they were using water from
the Municipal Building's decorative pool to fight the fire, leading to
rumors that the firefighters didn't have enough water in their trucks.
In response, the Fire Dept. declared that firefighters have to use the
nearest water source available. (!)

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Impending bike and stroller shortage stalks Istanbul.

Damage to bikes and baby strollers was quite extensive, although no
one was hurt.  Fire fighting units from around the area responded to
help bring the fire under control.

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                  ...in happier days.

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