Cause of fire in Ukrainian embassy in Turkey named

According to the Embassy’s press service, the fire was most likely caused by a short circuit.

8 October 2015 16:27

The Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey has explained what caused a fire in an office on the 4-strorey building’s second floor.

“For reasons beyond our control, repeated power outages occurred in the Embassy’s building throughout the day on October 7.

At about 9.30 p.m. local time, a fire broke out in one of the offices, which was put out by the Embassy’s personnel and a team of Turkish firefighters. The fire was most likely caused by a short circuit which occurred due to multiple power outages, “ said the Embassy’s press service.

No people are reported to have been injured in the accident. The embassy is currently operating under normal conditions.