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Forest fires continue to burn in Dubrovnik hinterland

By  Jul 05, 2017

For the third day in a row the forest fires near Dubrovnik are continuing to burn. Two special fire-fighting planes from the Croatian armed forces have once again been sent to help with the situation. The fires broke out three days ago in the Dubrovnik hinterland around the villages of Trnovica, Cepikuce and Viscani around 45 minutes from Dubrovnik.

These special fire-fighting planes have already been in the skies over the region fighting the fires which are mainly in remote and hard to reach areas. So far it is estimated that the planes have dropped around 1,300 tonnes of water on the fires and over the past two days they have achieved around 40 hours of flying time.

Around 350 hectares of land have been affected by the fires and over 80 fire-fighters from ten different brigades have been involved.

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