A fire broke out today on the island of Lopud today just after 1:00pm in the area north of the beach of Sunj. The Dubrovnik fire Brigade were called to the scene and reacted quickly.
The fire was quickly brought under control, thankfully the wind had dropped and helped in fighting the fire, and a little after 1:40pm the fire was extinguished. Twenty-two firefighters from Dubrovnik arrived on the scene and in spite of the difficult conditions successfully fought the fire. Whilst two special fire-fighting planes were on standby they weren’t required as the forest fire was extinguished by fire-fighters.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. It is believed that some members of the fire brigade will stay on the island overnight to monitor conditions.