Massive wildfires in southern Turkey

A massive wildfire broke out in Manavgat District of Antalya Province, southern Turkey, engulfing approximately 1500 hectares of land.

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A wildfire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas. It may crossroads, or burn in sparsely populated areas.

The vast majority of naturally-caused wildfires are ignited by lightning. When lightning strikes, it can create enough heat to ignite a tree or other fuel source. Lightning strikes cause approximately 60% of wildfires in the Province in an average year.

In Indian Country, arson and debris burning are the leading causes of wildfires in areas where vegetation interfaces with urban structures.

On average, human-caused wildfires account for 80% of all wildfires that occur in Indian Country every year. Due to their proximity to homes and other community infrastructure, they also destroy nearly 190 structures annually.

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