Firefighter Goran Komlenac, 42, Dies Battling Fire Near Dubrovnik

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A 42-year-old member of the Dubrovnik Fire Brigade, Goran Komlenac from Orašac, has died. This information was also confirmed by the Croatian Fire Brigade Association. They wrote that the investigation into the causes of the death is ongoing and that the information will be known to the public after the investigation is completed.

Chief fire chief Slavko Tucaković expressed his condolences on the occasion of this tragic event.

“In these difficult moments for the Croatian fire department, on behalf of the Croatian Fire Association and on my own behalf, I express my sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the firefighter who passed away prematurely. The firefighter lives forever in the hearts of those he saved,” said Tucaković.

As a reminder, four Canadians and 80 firefighters managed to stop the spread of the fire that broke out around noon above the Dubrovnik settlement of Orašac yesterday.

From 12:30 p.m. until the evening, firefighters fought the fire that consumed 87 hectares of dense pine forest in the area of ​​Orašac – Gromače near Zaton (Dubrovnik). The firefighters defended the houses near Ljubač, brought the fire under control and were on duty all night.


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