Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Fire burns 200 hectares of forest in Izmir

The hottest summer in 25 years produces the most destructive blaze this season -- so far

A forest fire in the Bayindir district of Izmir that began about 1:30 p.m. Sunday destroyed 200 hectares of forestland and several groves and orchards.

The fire has been put under control but fire-fighting teams will remain on alert for another day to guard against further danger, officials said.

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