Because of the danger of forest fires evacuated the resort in Antalya.
The Turkish authorities evacuated the resort area in the heart of the ancient city of Olympos to the West of Antalya because of the danger of forest fires..
Head of the Council of the district of Kumluca (which includes Olympos) Polat Kaya reported that the evacuation is conducted in the Olympos, where the tourist lodges and bungalows and the nearby resort areas, hotels and motels.
“In the forests of the still raging fire, it spreads rapidly. We cannot predict where the wind blows and the flames will go, and therefore evacuating the area,” he said.
In this work, involving units of the gendarmerie. Its employees and go to all places to warn residents about the danger and help to evacuate the local population and tourists.
In Antalya has been very dry weather with wind and high air temperature to 40-42 degrees in the shade. Fire in the forest area began about a week ago. Periodically, the authorities are able to take control of its spread, but because weather conditions these measures are not always successful. Over the area of Kumluca and Antalya firefighters regularly fly helicopters and planes diverting water from the sea and dropping it on the burning forest.