The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry announced that all fires were contained.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli made some statements to reporters on Sunday, July 26, after the efforts to extinguish the forest fire in the Eceabat district of Çanakkale. Minister Pakdemirli said 12 fires across the country were brought under control and cooling was still ongoing. In the past week, 128 rural fires and 136 forest fires have been reported to be intervened.
The Bayraktar TB2 UAVs, which have been used to fight fires this year, have brought fires under control. The UAVs used have detected 62 fires in total so far.
Bayraktar TB2 UAVs, which started to be used for trial purposes this year, began to bear fruit. With the help of the Bayraktar TB2 UAVs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry started to take control of the fires quickly. The UAVs used have detected 62 fires in total so far.
Ormanlarımızın korunması için devamlı havada olan #BayraktarTB2 İHA, Aydın ve Manisa’daki yangınları tespit etti. Tespit edilen koordinatlara sevk edilen ekipler yangınları büyümeden kontrol altına aldı. ✈️🌳🌲🔥⛔#MilliTeknolojiHamlesi 🇹🇷 https://t.co/otRL9wxRVx
— BAYKAR (@Baykar_Savunma) July 27, 2020
The General Directorate of Forestry previously shared the images of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs used in fires from its official Twitter account.