The regional forestry authority of Mugla province said the blaze, fanned by strong winds and temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius, had threatened a hotel and settlement areas in the small seaside town of Icmeler near Marmaris.
The Turkish coast guard had secured the bay and suspended water traffic in the area where firefighting planes and helicopters were collecting water to help extinguish the fire, it added.
Marmaris’teki orman yangınına müdahale eden THK uçağının çok alçaktan su bırakmak için çam ağacını sıyırdığı anlar… pic.twitter.com/bo5wTw1lGZ
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A Turkish firefighting CL-215 clips trees while dumping water in the city of Marmaris.