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In Pictures 18 Jul 17

In Pictures: Blazes Engulf Montenegrin, Croatian Coastline

Hundreds of forest fires in Montenegro and Croatia continued to rage overnight, spreading rapidly towards towns and cities along both countries' coastlines.

BIRN Team
BIRN
Zagreb, Podgorica

Changing winds did nothing to help the hundreds of firefighters who were called in to try to tackle the infernos from both the ground and sky.

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes, with Montenegro issuing on Monday a request for international assistance in extinguishing the blazes, wanting the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism to be activated.

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