Wildfires continue to rage across Turkey on 8th day

The massive wildfire in southern Turkey continues for the eighth day. The momentum of a large-scale wildfire that started in Antalya Province in southwestern Turkey on the 28th of last month is still not dampened. The flames spread rapidly to nearby areas due to strong winds and dry weather, and hit even a coal-fired power plant in Milas, a coastal city in the Aegean Sea. The state has evacuated residents and emptied hydrogen tanks ahead of time, but thousands of tons of coal have been ignited and have gone out of control. Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said that “3,219 households and 16,603 people in 28 regions were evacuated because of the fire.”


Turkey evacuates power station as wildfires rage on