A forest fire on the island Olipa is still not under control. It has proved very difficult for fire-fighters to tackle the fires on Olipa, which is an uninhabited island and part of the Elaphite Islands archipelago, due to the steep terrain.
Three fire-fighting planes have been circling over the island and fire-fighters have managed to get onto the island to attempt to extinguish the blaze at close quarters.
The cause of the fire on this uninhabited island is still unknown but the smell of burning pine trees can be detected in Dubrovnik. It is believed that around 15 hectares of forest have already been burnt.