Turkish man’s marriage proposal ends up with forest fire
ANTALYA - Demirören News Agency
A fireworks show performed by a Turkish man to enhance his marriage proposal caused a forest fire in Turkey’s resort town of Kemer on Sept. 20.
The fire, which started at around 8 p.m. local time in the Çalış Hill area of the Mediterranean province of Antalya, was put out by the joint efforts of firefighters, forest workers and employees of a nearby hotel.
After the blazes were tackled, police officers noticed a couple running down the hill. In a brief interrogation, the couple told the police that the fireworks let off by the man to impress his girlfriend changed direction in the air and set the woods on fire.
The 29-year-old chef, who was preparing to make a proposal of marriage to his girlfriend, was taken to the police station after medical checks while the 24-year-old woman was released.