A forest fire broke out yesterday above the village of Orašac, near Dubrovnik. At around 12:30 yesterday the fire brigade received a call that a fire had started and they were quickly on the scene.
Around sixty firefighters were on the scene as the wind fanned the flames, and four special firefighting planes were also involved in the action. Unfortunately, the fire claimed the life of one fireman.
The fire was brought under control late in the evening, but the situation is still dangerous due to the wind, so the firefighters had a long and night ahead of them. So far, thankfully, the firefighters have managed to protect all the homes in the region.