Massive forest fire spreading into settlement areas in Mediterranean district
A massive forest fire broke out on July 28 in the Manavgat district of southern Antalya, threatening residential areas. Authorities ordered residents of four neighborhoods to evacuate their homes, amid attempts to stop the flames with land and aerial interventions.
Forest fires erupted at four different points in southern Antalya's Manavgat district on July 28, scorching through several kilometers of the highly wooded area.
The flames erupted around noon, authorities reported, and quickly spread with the impact of the wind through the forest.
The fire neared residential areas quickly, forcing residents of the Çolaklı, Evrenseki, Yeniköy and Haremler neighborhoods to evacuate their homes, Manavgat District Mayor Mustafa Yiğit said.
Manavgat yanıyor! Umarım kısa zamanda söndürülür, burası Antalya'nın ciğeri... pic.twitter.com/xqARNoj3sH— Ali Keskin (@alikeskin_tr) July 28, 2021
Authorities have started air and land interventions on the fire that threatens olive groves alongside daphne and almond gardens in the region.
Bir tarafımız sel diğer tarafımız yangın. Görüntüler korkunç. Geçmiş olsun Manavgat. pic.twitter.com/N5EwtjitLY— Tuncay ÖZKAN (@ATuncayOzkan) July 28, 2021