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Wildfire breaks out in Turkey’s southwestern Marmaris resort – Occasions of India

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ANKARA: A wildfire burned Wednesday within the Turkish port city of Marmaris, a vacationer vacation spot on the Aegean Sea, and a firefighting helicopter crashed, critically injuring one particular person on board. The Mugla native governor’s workplace stated the fireplace erupted in forests across the Yalancibogaz space. Tv pictures confirmed heavy smoke rising from mountains bordering the ocean. Winds blowing at 14 km (9 miles) per hour had been fuelling the blaze, the Mugla municipality workplace stated. Fifteen helicopters and eight planes had been dumping water on the fireplace, whereas a whole lot of personnel and dozens of water vans and police water cannons labored on the bottom to extinguish it. Human-induced local weather change is making heatwaves extra probably and extra extreme, scientists say. Final summer time’s wildfires, most of which additionally occurred close to Marmaris, had been probably the most intense on report in Turkey, a European Union environment monitor stated on the time, including that the Mediterranean had turn into a wildfire sizzling spot. The federal government got here underneath criticism for its insufficient response and preparedness to combat large-scale wildfires, together with a scarcity of recent firefighting planes.

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