Firefighters are intervening by land and air to control a wildfire that broke out overnight in a forest in southern Turkiye, reports TurkicWorld with the reference Hurriyet Daily Sabah.
The cause of the fire in Marmaris district of Mugla province is still unknown. The flames spread in a short time due to winds.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said 1,393 personnel, including 592 from the General Directorate of Forestry, as well as 338 vehicles and 35 pieces of construction equipment from various institutions and organizations were assigned to the fire.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Vahit Kirishci and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu made inspections in the area.