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The fight against forest fires continues in 6 regions of 2 provinces of Turkey.

MUGLA

The air and ground response to 5 fires in Muğla continues. In the fire zone, 6 planes, 39 helicopters, numerous water sprinklers, construction equipment, fire trucks, tankers, TOMAs and vehicles belonging to various institutions are used.

More than a thousand foresters work in the region. A helicopter and a plane and 300 firefighters from Azerbaijan, 2 firefighting planes from Russia, one firefighting plane from Iran and 2 helicopters and 2 firefighting planes from Spain are supporting the efforts of fighting fires in the city.

Efforts are being made to control the fires. Efforts are being made to control forest fires at the Feslegen site in the Ören district of Milas.

Mugla / Yatagan

Cooling work continues in the areas supported in the evacuated neighborhoods. In the region, 3 of the 4 Ukrainian helicopters with night combat capability carried out work in Milas district.

At first light of day, the intervention began with aerial vehicles. The fight against fires in the districts of Kavaklıdere and Menteşe continues. The fire, which broke out yesterday in the Yatağan Hacıveliler district, was intervened by air and ground teams.

The response to the forest fire in Seydikemer district continues. Efforts are also being made to extinguish the blaze which has been going on for about 11 days in Köyceğiz district.

MEASURES ARE INCREASED AROUND THE YENIKOY THERMAL PLANT

When the flames approached 5 kilometers from the Yeniköy thermal power station in the Bayırköy district of Milas, precautions were tightened at the power station.

Hundreds of people are being held ready with tankers, sprinklers and construction equipment on the 2-kilometer line drawn around the power plant.

An embankment was created between the scrub to the right and left of the line around the power plant and the area with larger trees.

The giant helicopter type MI-26 is of great importance in the fight against fires. The helicopter, which has a launching capacity of 15 tons of water, allows an efficient intervention even with a single blow.

Response work in the area continues until sunset, mainly from the air. Subsequently, the work is mainly carried out from the field.

Crews surrounding the blaze are trying to prevent the flames from growing again.

AYDIN

Efforts to control the forest fire that spread from Yatağan district of Muğla to Çine Aydın district are continuing.

Air support is also being provided to extinguish the forest fire, which reached Akçaova de Çine district from Yatağan district and moved towards Yatağan district under the effect of the wind.

Aydin / ÇineAydin / Çine

The intervention of the teams of the Directorate of Forestry Operations and the Aydın Metropolitan Municipality in the face of the continuing fire on the steep terrain continues with difficulty. Citizen volunteers and a team of 200 people from the Special Hazards Research Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan also contribute to the work.

6 DISTRICTS WERE evacuated

A fire broke out in the region on Friday afternoon, August 6, 500 hectares of land were damaged, and parts of 6 neighborhoods were evacuated.

GOVERNMENT EXPLANATION

In the written statement made by the governor’s office, it is stated that 500 hectares of land were damaged by the fire which broke out in 3 different points of the Akçaova district.

In the statement, it was stated that a total of 38 tankers and tankers, 29 construction equipment, 15 fire trucks, 14 TOMAs and 3 helicopters were still in operation. It was reported that a total of 119 people participated in the fight against the fire.

It was stated that the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan participated in the work with 206 people yesterday, and today it is providing support with 50 people and 4 fire trucks, and said: “A total 1,262 people and 250 vehicles have participated in the work in the fire zone so far. “

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