Fires in Montenegro

July 25th, 2017

42°26'42"N 18°44'19"E

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Wildfires spread across the Adriatic coast of Montenegro after weeks of high temperatures in July. The Lustica peninsula has been the most affected, where tourists and residents were forced to evacuate. The fires are the result of a very hot summer and arid conditions. Fueled by strong winds they spread across the Lustica peninsula, threatening the towns of Herceg Novi, Tivat and the capital Podgorica. The Montenegrin government asked for international aid on July 17th and firefighting aircraft were contributed to help.

Towns of Veslo and Begovici, Lustica peninsula. High cadence data shows how fires enclosed those settlements in few hours.