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The local authorities sent two helicopters, the Forest Management Directorate teams from Anamur, Bozizi and Gulnar regions, and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality’s firefighting teams to the region.
With the increased risk of the fire spreading, 50 families in the neighborhood were evacuated as a precaution, and the Mersin-Antalya highway was closed to traffic.
On the other hand, a second fire that broke out in the forest area in the city of Iskenderun in the southern state of Hatay was brought under control for an unknown reason.
Civil defense teams put out the fire, using 5 cars to extinguish the fires, noting that about two hectares of forest area was affected in the area.