Forest Fires Burn Thousands of Acres in Southern Turkey

Multiple fires scorched dozens of hectares of forest in the southern Turkish district of Manavgat on July 28, prompting evacuations in the area, local media reported.

Three people were hospitalized for burns, with one of them in “serious condition”, according to news reports.

According to Manavgat mayor Sukru Sozen, the fires burned across 15 kilometers (about 3,706 acres), local media reported.

This footage filmed by Twitter user @kubraygn, who said it was taken in Manavgat, shows strong winds blowing smoke into the air. Credit: @kubraygn via Storyful

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