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Evacuations as high temps fuel wildfires in Europe

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO ACCESS TURKEY; ARCHIVE UNTIL 31 JULY 2023; NO SCREENGRABS/PART MUST KEEP LOGO ON SCREEN IHA - NO ACCESS TURKEY/ARCHIVE UNTIL 31 JULY 2023/NO SCREEN GRABSAntalya province - 31 July 2021++ON-SCREEN LOGO FROM SOURCE++1. Various of flames in forest2. Various of firefighters spraying water on burning trees3. Various of burning forest, fire engines, carsITALIAN FIREFIGHTERS HANDOUT - MUST KEEP LOGO ON SCREENCatania - 30 July 2021 4. Various aerials of fires burning in the outskirts of Catania STORYLINE:Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea as new wildfires erupted. A video showed plumes of smoke and fire enveloping a hill close to the seashore.The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns rose to six Saturday after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister said. Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests and some settlements, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations and forcing people to evacuate.The Italian island of Sicily has also been hit by large fires, fuelled by record heat and forcing homes to be evacuated and an airport to close.Smoke was seen rising above the city of Catania on Friday which has been particularly hard hit by the fires.A huge blaze broke out on the outskirts of the city and several families were forced to abandon their homes. In western Greece a wildfire that broke out Saturday forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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