For several weeks fire breaking out in Bodrum and the surroundings.
According to report, a fire broke out in the forest area of the Mumcular district in the afternoon. Under the influence of a strong wind, the flame quickly spread throughout the forest, approaching a critically close distance to settlements. Residents of the Bayır village evacuated, many people poisoned by smoke and taken to nearby hospitals. Within 6 hours, 6 helicopters, several fire brigades and 50 forestry workers fought fire on an area of 30 hectares. Also, to extinguish the fire citizens living in the district of the Mumcular mobilized. Some carried water and ayran to those who fought the fire, while others tried to put out the fire with water, shovels and brooms.
The rising white smoke from the burning forest shown at a distance of several kilometers.
Later, in the Kavaklıdere district in Muğla, for unknown reasons a fire also broke out. A fire started on the Kanyaş plateau in the wooded area of Kavaklıdere, at 17:30. The fire in the territory covered with young pines spread in a short time under the influence of wind. Muğla Regional Forestry Directorate sent 5 helicopters, 10 crews and 2 bulldozers to the place. As a result a hectare of forest reduced to ashes. To extinguish the fire on the Yarbaş plateau, 7 helicopters, 9 pumps, 2 fire engines, 8 pickups, 2 bulldozers and 81 people involved. With great difficulty people managed to take control under the fire. Ground and air fire extinguishing work continues, police began an investigation.
Bodrum Governor Bekir Yilmaz and Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras arrived to location.