The wildfires spreading across Turkey’s southern coast are threatening the Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant in the country’s southwestern Muğla province’s Milas district.
The fires previously endangered the Kemerköy Thermal Power Plant, located in the same area, but were brought under control.
Precautionary measures are presently being taken at Yeniköy plant, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.
Eight people have been killed and forests across swathes of Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean coasts have been destroyed as the country battles blazes for the tenth day.
The authorities have brought 191 fires in 44 provinces under control since July 28 but are still struggling against 13 fires, according to Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli.
The inhabitants of six neighbourhoods in Milas, a district in southwestern Muğla province, were evacuated as the fires spread, NTV said.
On Wednesday, Turkey’s Defence Ministry dispatched a landing craft and a patrol boat to waters off the Aegean coast to support firefighting operations against wildfires in the southwestern Muğla province and possible evacuations.
One neighbourhood in Köyceğiz, another district of Muğla, located next to the Dalyan delta, a major tourism spot, has also been evacuated, NTV said.
The dangered posed by fire to Southeast Europe, especially across much of Turkey and around the Mediterranean, remains high as the region is experiencing heatwave conditions, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), Bianet news website reported.