The fire, which started at 11.40 in a chemical factory in the organized leather and industrial zone of Tuzla Aydınlı quarter, was brought under control and cooling works are continuing.
Two firefighters were injured in the explosion at around 15:00 after flames spilled into the silos adjacent to the factory. One of the firefighters, Yusuf Tüysüz, has been discharged, while Nebi Polat's treatment continues.
Istanbul Fire Department is carrying out cooling works with 55 vehicles and 160 personnel from 21 stations. Together with the Fire Department of IBB, 14 water supply vehicles from the district municipalities and 3 vehicles from İSKİ are involved in extinguishing activities. In addition, 3 vehicles from Gebze Fire Department participated in the works.