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Wildfires reach Turkish power plant, sparking evacuations

A thermal power plant and its surrounding town on the Aegean Sea were being evacuated on Aug. 4 as a deadly wildfire that has ravaged Turkey for the past week engulfed its outer edge.


Turkey has taken all necessary precautions to prevent any loss of life at the scene of a fire near the plant, the country's communications director said early Thursday.

Probe underway, teams search for trace of arson in fires in Turkey’s south

,Prosecutors are investigating the causes of wildfires that have been raging through Turkey's south, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said early July 30.

"They are looking into every aspect of the incidents and every possibility and all authorities are taking the necessary measures," he said on his Twitter account.