Forest fire erupts in Turkey's western Izmir province

# 02:31
1 July 2019

Firefighters have been battling to contain a fire erupted in forestland of Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The fire broke out in maquis shrubland in the north of Candarli neighborhood on Sunday.

Three helicopters, 12 water tenders were sent to contain the fire.

The flames spread due to windy conditions told Dikili Mayor Adil Kirgoz to Anadolu Agency.

Kirgoz added that the fire did not result in any casualties.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.