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Forest fire consumes 25 acres of land in NW Turkey

Fire contained by firefighters after 3-hour efforts

Hakan Firik   | 25.06.2019
Forest fire consumes 25 acres of land in NW Turkey

BALIKESIR, Turkey 

A forest fire destroyed almost 10 hectares (nearly 25 acres) of land in Turkey’s northwest.

The firefighters contained the blazes consuming a maquis shrubland in Havran, Balikesir after three-hour battle to extinguish the fire flared up with the wind.

Two helicopters, seven water tenders, 25 firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

It destroyed some five hectares (12.3 acres) of red pine forest and the same amount of olive gardens, the authorities said.

The cause of fire is being investigated.

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev



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