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Turkish police on Thursday apprehended one man on suspicion of involvement in a forest fire that broke out in the southwestern part of the country, the Dünya newspaper reported.

The forest fire broke out near a resort in the Mediterranean coastal city of Marmaris on Tuesday and spread quickly due to winds.

A local resident of the coastal town of Marmaris, who admitted to starting the fire, was taken into custody by police, Dünya newspaper reported, citing Interior Minister.

High temperatures and winds on Thursday fanned the blaze, effectively dashing hopes of containing the fire, which authorities announced Tuesday had been brought under control, the newspaper said.

Southwest Turkey was scorched last year by one of the worst fires in the region's history, destroying hundreds of hectares of forest in July and August.

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