- Title: Wildfires blaze on in Turkey's Manavgat
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: MANAVGAT, TURKEY (AUGUST 2, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TREES BURNING FIREFIGHTING PLANE FLYING WITH BUCKET FIRETRUCK ARRIVING AT SCENE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE NEAR RAGING FLAMES PEOPLE LOOKING ON TREES BURNING FIRETRUCK DRIVING AWAY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE EVACUATING THEIR HOMES VARIOUS OF FIRETRUCK SPRAYING WATER WOMAN WALKING WITH A BRANCH VARIOUS OF EARTHMOVER MAN FILMING BLAZE VARIOUS OF TREES BURNING
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 17:33
- Keywords: Turkey flames wildfire
- Location: MANAVGAT,TURKEY
- City: MANAVGAT,TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Fires,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001EOL9IRR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Firefighters using planes and helicopters, and locals with buckets of water, battled wildfires raging for a sixth day near southern coastal resorts in drought-hit Turkey on Monday and the government faced fresh criticism of its handling the disaster.
Seven fires were still burning, fanned by temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104Â°F), strong winds, and low humidity, Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said.
Meteorology maps show areas affected by fires that have suffered severe drought in recent months.
Television images showed huge flames engulfing the hills of Manavgat.
The heatwave exacerbating the fires comes after months of exceptionally dry weather in Turkey's southwest, according to maps issued by meteorological authorities.
Sixteen planes and 51 helicopters tackled the blazes across a swathe of southwest Turkey. The European Union said it had helped mobilise three fire-fighting planes on Sunday. One from Croatia and two from Spain joined teams from Russia, Iran, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan.
(Production: Mert Ozkan, Bulent Usta, Yesim Dikmen)
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