A total of 4,500 acres[4,500 ha]of green lands were reduced to ashes in a five-day wildfire in the Aegean province of Mughal Marmaris.
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The country’s first wildfires began in late June 21 in the Burtubed neighborhood when a firefighter set fire to three sites in the Calabrian pine forest.
Despite rapid intervention by land and air, the fire spread rapidly with the help of strong winds. They surrounded the fire on June 23, and all died late on June 25.
The rescue operation began the next day with 46 helicopters, including three from Qatar and 15 from Azerbaijan.
“Fire is under control. Cooling process will continue,” said Vahit Kirishchi, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
“Aviation vehicles operated 1,069 hours and carried out 4,048 flights in five days,” the ministry said.
Since March 1, firefighters and helicopters have dropped more than 13 tons of water on the ground.
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Here in Marmaris, 12.5 tons of water fell in five days. This shows how important it is for Marmaris wildfires. ”
“Officers have intervened in the blaze and are working to meet international standards,” said Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu, who has been at the scene since the fire broke out with Kirishi.
On June 24, Sassit Aihan, a 34-year-old firefighter, was angry with his family over a land dispute.
“My family was going to give me land. Then they refused. So I got angry and burned it with gasoline, ”Ayhan told police.
However, his father, Kader Aihan, rejected the claim.
The father said that he could not believe what he was doing. I don’t know why he said that. There was no fighting on the ground. I also have no land in Marmaris.
The father of the victim apologized to all citizens for his behavior.
More than 200 consecutive wildfires in the Turkish Mediterranean region of 1,700 square miles[1,700 sq km]were reduced to ashes by winter 2021, killing nine people, including two firefighters.
During a wildfire, the blaze broke out in the southern state of Antalya Manavgat on July 28, 2021 and ended on August 9, 2021 in Mugla.