KONYA, Turkey

Turkey has been battling massive forest fires for the sixth day.

Blazes that broke out on July 28 have killed at least eight people, besides vast environmental and material damage.

It is unclear how many animals have died, but the Konya Metropolitan Municipality is playing its part to look after those who have survived.

A full-fledged veterinary ambulance named Canbulan by the local government is offering emergency response to injured animals in Antalya’s Manavgat district.

“Canbulan continues its emergency response and support activities for pets, wild animals, stray animals, and farm animals injured in areas hit by wildfires. It has medicines, medical supplies, and devices needed for the first aid of animals,” the municipality said in a statement on Monday.

“We are fighting in fire zones with 22 vehicles and 49 personnel with all our hearts and souls. God bless all our teams, I hope we will heal the wounds together,” said Ugur Ibrahim Altay, the city’s mayor.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara

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