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It got dark and we see that all the work stopped. No intervention at this time

Muglaof Datca For an unknown reason, a forest fire broke out in the Kocadağ location of the Mesudiye Mahallesi of the district. The flames spread in a short time with the effect of the wind. In the evening hours, the effect of the wind continues in the region, the fire response continues.

Datça District Governor Mesut Çoban said that 20 houses in the forest area above Mesudiye Neighborhood were evacuated due to the fire. Noting that two of these houses were damaged, Çoban also noted that 5 people, including 1 forest worker, were injured.

On the other hand, according to DHA, the flames approaching Hayıtbükü Bay advanced parallel to the houses on the beach 200 meters away. Villagers responded to the flames that spread to the roof of a single-storey detached stone house in Hayıtbükü with water and hoses brought by tankers. The flames were extinguished before they completely engulfed the house. In addition, a building under construction in Döşemealtı and 4 houses near Hayıtbükü Bay were partially damaged in the fire. A total of 15 people staying in these houses were evacuated shortly before the flames reached.

Trying to control the forest fire in the Datça district of Muğla. According to the statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 10 aircraft, 20 helicopters, 156 water sprinklers, 29 construction equipment, 19 water tankers and 1138 personnel are involved in the fire. Municipal firefighters and soldiers also support the extinguishing efforts.

WORK CONTINUES AT NIGHT

As the forest in Muğla’s Datça district enters its 10th hour, the work continues at night. While the citizens are being sent to safe areas in the fire, which also threatens the residential areas, the firefighting continues.

While the forest fire, which is in its 10th hour, continues at night, the teams continue to work to control the flames. Intervention from the land continues to the fire, where the wind in the region negatively affects the work.

REACTION FROM CHP

CHP Deputy Chairman Honorary Adıgüzel, regarding the ongoing forest fire in Muğla’s Datça district, “The Minister said that night vision helicopters have been implemented. Here we are, it’s getting dark and we see that all the work has stopped. Our deputies visited the whole area many times and communicated with the Minister and public officials many times. Helicopters are said to be used. We are here, we are waiting, but you see behind us, our forests are burning. Unfortunately, there is currently no intervention.” said.

Honorary Adigüzel said in a statement in Hayıtbükü, where forest fire continues in Datça, in the evening today, despite the dark, the fire was not intervened by helicopters with night vision.

“APPLICANTLY THERE IS NO INTERVENTION AT THE TIME”

Adıgüzel said:

  • The fire, which started in the Datça Hayıtbükü region at noon, still continues. Our forests are burning, our hearts are burning. Our Metropolitan Municipality and district mayors are mobilized with all their means. Our priority is to protect the lives of our citizens. Meanwhile, everyone is doing their best to save nature, nature and living things. The Minister of Agriculture is also here. We have made our warnings many times. The warnings were not enough. We need to learn from the past. We said that these forests are our lungs, our most important assets that we share with the creatures living here. We wanted to take lessons from the past and take all precautions accordingly.
  • The Minister said that night vision helicopters have been implemented. Here we are, it’s getting dark and we see that all the work has stopped. Our deputies visited the whole area many times, and communicated with the Minister and public officials many times. Helicopters are said to be used. We are here, we are waiting, but you see behind us, our forests are burning. Unfortunately, there is currently no intervention. We all pray; Let the wind decrease, let the fire be under control.

NIGHT VISION FIRE EXTINGUISHING HELICOPTERS WOULD BE TESTED AT DATÇA FIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vahit Kirişci, said, “Our technology is at the highest level. The artificial intelligence we use, our software, our hardware. We have seen worse in Marmaris, we are more comfortable here. Here we will get information about the latest situation. We will also have tried helicopters that can be used at night for the first time here. We will test if these work properly. We will try it here for the first time,” he said.

LAST YEAR, 140 thousand hectares of forest area was damaged!

140 thousand hectares of forest area was damaged in the fires in July and August 2021, 4 more hectares were added to the forest area that was damaged in the fire in Marmaris in June. Moreover, it is predicted that the danger of forest fires will increase from the middle of this July.

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