A forest fire broke out in Turkey’s northwestern Çanakkale province. No casualties were reported from the blaze, which erupted in Gelibolu district which has been taken under control on July 7.
A total of 510 firefighters, 118 water tankers, 20 bulldozers, two amphibious aircraft and 20 helicopters were battling the flames, said Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli.
Pakdemirli canceled his scheduled program in Manisa province and visited Çanakkale. “It seems that we have lost around 300 hectares [of land] so far”, - he said, speaking to reporters.