Summer Nightmares Not Over: Fire in Krilo, Jesenice (UPDATE)

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On Wednesday 7th September, 2017 at around 8.15 pm, yet another fire has broken out above Krilo, Jesenice.

UPDATE: 8th September 2017; thanks to heavy rainfall this morning, the fire in Krilo Jesenice, Bajnica and Podstrana has been brought under control.

At 09:03: Ivan Kovačević, commander of the JVP Split Brigade told Dalmacija Danas that the fire has been brought under control, with few spot fires. There are still 143 firefighters in the field with 44 vehicles from Split, Sibenik, Zadar and Dubrovnik and they were assisted by around 100 soldiers.

The Adriatic highway is open for all traffic.

Once again, the tireless efforts of local firefighters with support from all regions has ceased the devastation of another fire. Bravo all.

Thursday 7th September: Fire outbreak

Just when we are all welcoming the summer coming to an end and autumn making its presence felt after what has been one of the hottest and busiest summers, particularly for the firefighters of Dalmatia; another fire has just now broken out in Krilo.

Commander of the Dugi Rat fire brigade, Pave Tomic just informed Dalmacija Danas that a fire broke out around 20:15 above the line of houses in Krilo among pine forest and vegetation. The fire started just metres away from the highway.

The fire is spreading rapidly due to the strong southern wind – Jugo. If the fire keeps rising into the hills, it will reach inaccessible terrain, which ‘does not go hand-in-hand’, Pavic told Dalmacija Danas.

Firefighters from Dugi Rat and Omiš are currently battling the blaze.

This video was posted just minutes ago by Udruga Jesenice

And the Facebook Group “Vatrogasci – oni su nasi heroji” (firefighters – they are our heroes) is currently streaming live.

The photo in the header was taken by Bojko Vodanović at 11 pm from Sutivan. Let’s hope for swift actions and another triumph for the local firefighters!



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