We continue our round up of the local news from Fethiye, Muğla and surrounding area.

Bright Spark Severs Electricity Supply Cable

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed that one street downtown, within the ‘boutique city’ area around the cinema, is still unsurfaced.

Indeed, a large screen was erected to hide this street, when the rest of the newly resurfaced and pedestrianized area was recently officially opened.

The screen remains in place and one of the men working behind it managed to sever the main electricity cable to central Fethiye on Thursday of this week.

It took the area electricity supply company Aydem all day to complete repairs and not much work got done in central Fethiye.

Forest Fires Continue

And after a season of hardly any forest fires in the locality we now seem to be reporting one each week – just as the season is coming to an end.

This week saw a small fire quickly extinguished near Kemer, during which one of the Forestry Commission fire fighters fell and cut his head on a rock.

He got a personal phone call from the local director of the Commission.

Air Ambulance To the Rescue

A 68-year-old Dutch woman, on holiday in Fethiye, was rushed to the State Hospital when she showed signs of undergoing a heart attack.

Indeed, on arrival at Intensive Care her heart had stopped and doctors fought to resuscitate her.

They succeeded and, as soon as possible, sent her to Antalya in a helicopter ambulance from where her condition is now reported to be satisfactory.

Drowning Suspected

Mustafa Göçer, an 81-year-old resident of Kargı village, went out to find the blockage in the irrigation canal that was slowing down the flow of water to his land.

When he hadn’t returned after a couple of hours, his son went out to look for him, and found Mustafa’s body drowned in the canal.