Croatia battles wildfires at height of tourist season

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Winds on Friday reignited some of the blazes that firefighters had managed to curb after an all-night battle, authorities said. Fires also have swept through the islands of Korcula and Brac and on several other spots amid extremely high summer temperatures.Though backed by planes and helicopters, as well as the military, firefighters were stretched to the limit.“It’s all burning … if one more fire breaks out who knows what will happen,” said firefighter Romano Levanat. “We are doing our best, we have been switching, but we are very tired.”Also Friday, Croatian police said they have detained an unidentified 24-year-old woman suspected of deliberately setting several small fires on Korcula.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Croatian firefighters work to control a large forest fire in the village of Zabrdje on the Peljesec peninsula in southern Croatia, Friday, July, 24, 2015. Volunteers, military and Croatian firefighters are struggling to cope with raging forest fires on the country’s Adriatic coast. The Peljesac peninsula is facing a blaze that has forced hundreds of residents and tourists to evacuate. (AP Photo/Amel Emric) PONIKVE, Croatia (AP) — Hundreds of Croatian firefighters struggled Friday to contain raging wildfires on the Adriatic coast and islands at the height of tourist season.Two huge fires have swept through the Peljesac peninsula this week, forcing evacuation of villages and destroying large areas of olive groves, pine forests and vineyards.The blaze has occasionally cut off the main road and power supplies since it erupted early this week. Hot winds, often changing directions, have hindered efforts to contain the wildfires. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img

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