Strong winds fan flames in Turkey's southwest

Strong winds fan flames in Turkey's southwest

MUĞLA-Anadolu Agency
Strong winds fan flames in Turkeys southwest

Turkish firefighters are battling a fire that has consumed a scrubland near the southwestern resort town of Bodrum on July 12.

Fanned by strong winds, the flames threaten residential areas in Bağla neigbourhood, 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the Bodrum's city center.

Two water trucks, several firefighter squads, helicopters and paramedics have been dispatched to the site as the forest rangers are also helping the squads.

The Bodrum peninsula is a popular holiday destination in southwestern Muğla province.

 

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