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Wildfire in southwest Turkey enters third day

Firefighters sought to contain a wildfire in southwestern Turkey from land and air as the blaze raged on for a third day, with windy conditions fanning the flames and spreading them through a forested area.

Scenes of burning woodland near the Aegean coastal resort of Marmaris sparked fears of a repeat of last year's fires that devastated some 140,000 hectares across the region.

Police helped firefighters with water cannon vehicles as they sought to put out the fire and affected more than 3,400 hectares of land.

Credit: Reuters

 

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