Camden

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
Translation......Forest fire authorities in Dalaman district of Muğla started and mobilized to Gocek. Many houses were evacuated while the black smoke covering the sky created a terrible image. Not helped by a earthquake of 3.7 magnitude.

Forest fire in Muğla brought hearts to their mouths. The pine trees in the Köşküm locality of the Karaağaç neighborhood of Dalaman around 15.30, a fire has started in the forest. Fire crews came from the Muğla Regional Directorate of Forestry 8 helicopters, 32 fire engines , 2 dozers and a large number of forest workers from air and land the extinguishing work began.


Houses Evacuated.......The fire that started in the neighborhood of Karacaağaç spread to neighboring Kayadibi and Taşlıca neighborhoods. Flames, Kayadibi Neighborhood damaged within the borders of 2 houses. Gendarmerie and Dalaman Kayadibi and Taslica neighborhoods were evacuated. The villagers took away the goods they could carry by loading their tractors and vans. While some villagers took their animals from the barn and sheep to a safer area, the fire reached Göcek.

250 cats and dogs in the animal shelter of Gocek Nature and Animal Friends Association were evacuated in order to prevent the possibility of flames reaching the region.

Foreign nationals living in the region also mobilized to transport animals in the shelter. Cats and dogs put in cages by animal lovers, evacuated from the shelter to be taken to the safe area. Karadağ The flames are approaching
where we are. We have to save these animals.

https://www.sozcu.com.tr/2019/gundem/tatil-cennetinde-once-yangin-sonra-deprem-5224357/
 
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Dalaman Deli

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
My heart goes out to everyone affected in our area. Reminiscent of the big fire between Dalaman and Ortaca in 2013. Terrible to see the destruction caused by these wildfires. The helicopters carrying water started again at dawn. Just hope they and the fire services can contain it and the inhabitants of the area and animals are all safe.
 

shash

shash
Forest Fire & Earthquake
My heart goes out to everyone affected in our area. Reminiscent of the big fire between Dalaman and Ortaca in 2013. Terrible to see the destruction caused by these wildfires. The helicopters carrying water started again at dawn. Just hope they and the fire services can contain it and the inhabitants of the area and animals are all safe.

Stay safe. Hope the fires are out asap.
 

Dalaman Deli

Loving Life in Turkey!
Forest Fire & Earthquake
Turns out it was started by a local plonker, who wanted to clean his land!!! He has been caught and will, hopefully, be severely punished.

I heard that the dogs from the shelter have been temporarily located to a basketball court in the area. Hope there is some shade for the poor blighters.
 

Spike

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
Reminiscent indeed!

Heard the helicopters and with the Pavlovian reaction developed from the 2013 blaze, when we were trapped in the house and watched the flames pass over and around us, destroying the garden, watering pipes, etc., ran out to see if the helicopters had large balloons of water underneath them. Yes! Oh dear. Saw the smoke clouds, checked the last minute news and checked "Ventusky". See the wind is not coming this way and feel a bit happier and after quıte a few hours it's brought under control, thankfully no harm to life or inhabited property.

Oh to be in Scotland (ah....not really....)
 
Forest Fire & Earthquake
Turns out it was started by a local plonker, who wanted to clean his land!!! He has been caught and will, hopefully, be severely punished.

I heard that the dogs from the shelter have been temporarily located to a basketball court in the area. Hope there is some shade for the poor blighters.

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Camden

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
Fire threatens residential areas in Turkey's southwest Strong winds fan flames in Bodrum's Bagla neighborhood |
12.07.2019


Turkish firefighters are battling a fire that has consumed a scrubland near the southwestern resort town of Bodrum on Friday.

Fanned by strong winds, the flames threaten residential areas in Bagla neigbourhood, 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the Bodrum’s city center.

Two water trucks, several firefighter squads, helicopters and paramedics have been dispatched to the site as the forest rangers are also helping the squads.
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/fire-threatens-residential-areas-in-turkeys-southwest/1530126
 

kemerkid

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
You know who aquired this land (I was going to say bought but.... ) about 4 years ago to build a Community Faith Centre.
This could be the first stage.
 

enoch

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
Everywhere seems to be on fire at the moment Bodrum ,Manavgat .lets hope they are only accidental, and everyone is safe.
 

shash

shash
Forest Fire & Earthquake
I do hope they've had heavy storms today like we've had in Alanya. Seriously heavy storms with ice balls falling from the sky.
 

enoch

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Forest Fire & Earthquake
Just had something on the phone but lost it is there more fires in Bodrum and Mula in the last couple of hours? What a bad year they have had
 

shash

shash
Forest Fire & Earthquake
So many fires in so many parts of the world. It seems extraordinary. Is it global warming or deliberately started for gain.?
 

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