Hotel evacuations ongoing in Turkey's Marmaris amid wildfire

Hotel evacuations ongoing in Turkey
# 29 July 2021 18:14 (UTC +04:00)

Authorities in the Turkish resort city of Marmaris are evacuating local residents and tourists from hotels in connection with a wildfire, the broadcaster NTV reported on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The broadcaster's footage shows the forest burning in the immediate vicinity of residential buildings and hotels. People are being evacuated as a precaution, as the direction of the wind inspires hope that the fire will not reach the buildings. Many witnesses have also uploaded videos, allegedly depicting the wildfire coming close to hotels and houses.