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Turkey - Forest fire (AFAD, EFFIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 July 2021)

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  • A forest fire broke out in Manavgat District (Antalya Province, southern Turkey) on the night of 28 July burning approximately 1,500 hectares.
  • According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), 51 are affected and a number of houses were evacuated. Many houses, workplaces, barns, agricultural lands, greenhouses, and vehicles were also damaged.
  • 960 firefighting personnel and 30 water supply vehicles are battling the ongoing fire.
  • The fire danger risk is expected to remain high to extreme over the Antalya Province over the coming days.