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09 Sep 2020 | 01:32 AM UTC

Turkey: Authorities evacuate neighborhood in Manisa Province due to forest fire September 8

Turkey News Alert

Authorities evacuate Tekeli Işklar neighborhood of Soma district (Manisa province) due to a forest fire on September 8; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Manisa province, Soma district

Event

Local authorities evacuated residents of the neighborhood of Tekeli Işklar in Manisa province's Soma district on Tuesday night, September 8. The 160 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out in a forested area and got to within 100 m (328 ft) of the settlement. Firefighters have so far managed to prevent the fire from spreading into the neighborhood and are continuing to tackle the blaze.

Further spread of the fire is possible in the near term. An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.

Advice

Those in the vicinity of the fires are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including evacuation orders.

 

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