Fire on Island of Sipan! Firefighters React Quickly

Lauren Simmonds

Firefighters reacted quickly to the outbreak of a wild fire on the island of Sipan.

With all the terrible news coming out of Podgora and the surrounding areas recently, it is hardly surprising that wild fires have started to spread elsewhere. Most recently in Konavle, a fire which was dealt with with the utmost efficiency despite the out of reach area it broke out on, and now the largest of Dubrovnik’s Elaphiti islands has taken a hit.

The Public Fire Department and the Dubrovnik firefighters reported that they had received fire reports from the island of Sipan, just northwest of the City of Dubrovnik, yesterday afternoon at around 15:10. Four firefighters from the island tackled the outbreak with a single vehicle and the fire was under control in a short time, preventing any further spread of the blaze. Dubrovnik’s firefighters told DuList that the burned surface area on the island is approximately 100 x 30 metres.

Sipan is a relatively large island when compared to its neighbours (Lopud and Kolocep) and is prone to fire outbreak due to its woody, dry landscape.


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