Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south

Turkey fights forest fires raging through country
# 31 July 2021 11:58 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 71 different areas recently, with 57 of them successfully brought under control so far, APA reports citing Anadolu.

The forest fires have erupted over the last few days in the southern provinces of Mersin, Osmaniye, Adana, Antalya, Kahramanmaras.

The blazes also burst out in the southwestern province of Mugla and central provinces of Kirikkale and Kayseri.

The county's efforts to bring 14 ongoing fires under control are continuing as 10,550 personnel, 45 helicopters, one unmanned helicopter, nine UAVs, 1,080 water trucks, 660 heavy-duty vehicles, six planes, and 280 portable water tanks are joining the mission.