Forest Fires Fill Southern Turkey Sky With Smoke

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Evacuations were ordered in the southern Turkish district of Manavgat on July 28 after multiple fires scorched dozens of hectares of forest, local media reported.

According to Manavgat mayor Sukru Sozen, the fires burned across 15 kilometers (about 3,706 acres), local media reported.

No casualties were reported while authorities continued to investigate the cause of the fires, according to local news.

This footage filmed by Twitter user @Ahmetlerin07 shows thick clouds of orange smoke in the coastal city of Side, in the province of Antalya. Credit: @Ahmetlerin07 via Storyful

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