The incident took place in the village of Derekarabag, Bolvadin district. Towards the evening, the fire that occurred at 3 points where the water of the lake receded continued until the late hours of the night. The villagers who saw the smoke and fire in the lake area informed the gendarmerie and asked for help. Gendarmerie teams who came to the region upon the notice started an investigation on the allegations of sabotage in the region. The citizen named Bayram Arıkan, who made a living by cutting reed and guiding in Eber Lake, said that the fires in the lake had increased and asked for a solution to the situation. Expressing that they had a sad event with the fire, Arıkan said, “I meet my livelihood with sacrifice and guidance. The citizen’s bread boat is on fire because there is no water in the lake. This day it is burning again, there are fires because there is no water in the lake. I don’t know exactly now, but a lot of space has been burned, ”he said.
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MORE THAN 2.1 KILOMETER DAMAGE IN FIRES IN THE LAKE
The head of Derekarabağ Village Mevlüt Günyaz stated that the reeds in the area of approximately 1 and a half square kilometers by the lake were damaged. The works initiated by the gendarmerie teams to find the cause of the fires and those responsible are continuing.