The cooling works are currently ongoing in the area via land and air, according to Demirören News Agency.
While there is no loss of life as a result of the fores fires, financial damage in the area will be determined after the investigation.
Firefighter crews, two aircrafts, 182 waterjet engines, 24 construction vehicles, 45 technical personnel, and a total of 792 personnel throughout Turkey participated in efforts to extinguish this year’s largest fire, which broke out on Sept. 5 noon and quickly spread due to winds.
The crews have controlled the flames by using the “counter-fire” technique in order to reduce or destroy the flammable materials in front of the fire.
Meanwhile, gendarmerie teams detained a suspect in Samandağ’s Yeniköy village related to the forest fire whose cause has not been determined yet.
Hurriyet Daily News