NASA experts have shown what forest fires raging in Turkey look like from space.
Turkey continues to fight forest fires / photo earthobservatory.nasa.gov
In the midst of the intense heat and after several months of dry weather, Turkey has faced some of the worst forest fires in recent years.
In the last few days alone, more than 130 forest fires have been registered in 30 provinces of Turkey, according to earthobservatory.nasa.gov.
NASA experts have obtained images of fires from space.
Most of the fires reportedly occurred on the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, a few – in the resort areas around Antalya, Mugla and Marmaris.
It is noted that already this year in Turkey burned more than 136,000 hectares, which is about three times more than the average for the year.
Forest fires engulf resort areas in Turkey / photo earthobservatory.nasa.gov
Smoke from forest fires in Turkey, view from space / photo earthobservatory.nasa.gov
As reported by UNIAN Weather, on July 28, forest fires spread in the southwestern regions of Turkey, including the provinces of Antalya, Adana, Mersin and Mugla, which are popular destinations for Ukrainian tourists.
On July 30, Ukraine sent two crews of An-32P firefighting aircraft with a support group of 14 people to help Turkey to eliminate forest fires.
Thousands of specialists are involved in fire fighting, who have to work in the heat of about 40 degrees.
In connection with forest fires, the authorities of a number of provinces have introduced a ban on visiting forests.
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