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4 fires break out in western Turkey forest

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Fires broke out in four sections of Kazdağları (Mount Ida) forest in western Balıkesir province on Wednesday.

According to the Diken website, the fire had consumed eight hectares of Kazdağları before firefighters intervened.

Two fire-fighting planes, four helicopters, 24 water tenders and two bulldozers were used to put out the fire.

Metin Kırıcı, the Balıkesir regional head of forestry, said the fire started near the Altınoluk neighborhood of Edremit and was put under control after firefighters stepped in.

Forest fires had broken out in four different locations of Kazdağları on June 30. Turkish authorities said the cause of those fires was arson.

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