Forest fires erupted in Turkey's southern provinces of Adana, Mersin and Hatay on Oct. 27, with several houses in the areas having been evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Power lines caused the forest fire in Mersin's Anamur district, said state-run Anadolu Agency. Mersin Gov. Ali İhsan Su said that several water trucks and five helicopters have been dispatched to the area to bring the fire under control.
The cause of the forest fire in Hatay's İskenderun district has not been determined yet. Several firefighters have been trying to bring the fire under control in the forest area close to the Sarıseki neighborhood, Anadolu Agency said.
The Hatay Metropolitan Municipality released a statement on Oct. 27 saying that teams' efforts to bring the fire under control have been continuing. "We are putting a fight with all our units for the fire to be extinguished with the least damage," the municipality tweeted.
İskenderun ilçemize bağlı Denizciler Mahallesi Akarca mevkiinde başlayıp Sarıseki Mahallesi'ne sıçrayan yangına ekiplerimizin müdahalesi sürüyor. Tüm birimlerimizle yangının en az hasarla söndürülmesi için mücadele veriyoruz. pic.twitter.com/SnWRHy3DBz— Hatay Büyükşehir Belediyesi (@HatayBSB) October 27, 2020
Another forest blaze hit the Kozan district of Adana on Oct. 27. The cause of this forest fire has not been determined either.