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Forest Fires in Southern Turkey Prompt Evacuations

Forest fires in the southern Turkish province of Antalya forced evacuations of residents in the Manavgat district, local media reported on July 28.

At least two fires broke out in Manavgat on Thursday, both of which were being investigated by authorities.

According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), 19 helicopters and one plane were being deployed. Local media reported that over 100 fire trucks and some 412 firefighters were also responding.

This footage, taken on Thursday in Manavgat, shows smoke from the fires, as well as a plane passing overhead. Credit: @efegidayemis via Storyful

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