100 tourists flee wildfires along the coast in the Balkans
Fueled by strong winds and dry weather, the fire on the Lustica peninsula has spread near to homes and camping zones on Monday. Authorities say the Navy stepped in to help evacuate the area by sea.
Emergency services say strong winds are “hampering” firefighters’ efforts to save the houses.
Further north in Croatia, firefighters have also been battling a number of fires along the Adriatic coast. Authorities say several hundred acres of pine forests and low shrubbery have been burnt but that there is no threat to people’s homes currently.
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