A total of 19 people were injured as a result of a wildfire in the Datca district of Mugla province, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
According to Koca, 9 people are currently undergoing treatment, other 9 people have been discharged from hospitals, and one didn’t need medical care.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirisci said that as a result of the fire, 2,600 people were evacuated to safe places. "The fire destroyed 500 hectares of forest plantations," Kirisci noted.
According to him, the strong wind prevents extinguishing the fire. So far, the fire hasn’t been brought under control.
In total, 10 aircrafts, 20 helicopters, over 200 other vehicles and 1,200 people are involved in extinguishing the wildfire in Datca.