More than 300 firefighters and mother nature have helped control the fires that have wrecked havoc this week in the southern Croatian area of Pelješac, and on the island of Korčula…
“The fire on the island of Korčula has been put under control. Luckily there is no wind. Rain on Wednesday night has also helped firefighters put out the blaze,” spokesman Goran Cvjetinovic told the press last night.
Earlier this week residents in the villages of Trstenik and Pijavicino in Pelješac had to be evacuated from their homes as fires raged through area. Luckily there were no human casualties, but sadly there has been extensive damage to property, livestock, olive groves, pine forests and vineyards.
Over 500 hectares of pine forests are reportedly said to be destroyed on the island of Korčula.