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Dense Cloud of Smoke from Fires in Croatia – September 12th, 2012

42.3N 19.5E

September 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia and Romania – August 30th, 2012

As Croatia experiences one its hottest summers in history fires have been spreading along the popular southern coast, affecting local tourism. Here, a thick cloud of smoke billows from the fires, reaching as far as Greece and across the Adriatic to southern Italy. Visible in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shaped curve of the Carpathian Mountains, in Romania and other Central-Eastern European Nations.

Cloud of Smoke from Croatian Fires Over Adriatic Sea – September 9th, 2012

41.6N 19.3E

September 9th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 29th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires in Croatia coalesce into a hazy veil over the Dalmation Coast and the Adriatic Sea. The fires have burnt a large area of forest and scrubland along the shoreline; Croatian firefighters are still working to get the blazes under control.

Smoke from Fires in Croatia Blows Over Adriatic – September 3rd, 2012

45.1N 15.5E

September 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 29th, 2012

Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in Croatia and Bosnia. Numerous blazes in the forests of the southern regions of the two neighboring countries have already sent over 1,500 hectares of land up in smoke, including pine forests, grazing areas, olive groves and vineyards. Here, smoke from the fires blows westward over the Adriatic Sea.

Smoke from Fires in Croatia Spreads Across Eastern Europe – August 28th, 2012

43.8N 15.9E

August 28th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 26th, 2012

As Croatia experiences one its hottest summers in history fires have been spreading along the popular southern coast where thousands of tourists are on holiday. Hundreds of firefighters from all over the Balkan state arrived to defend houses around the southern coastal village of Skradin, which caught fire on Monday. The blaze spread for kilometres within half an hour. Here, smoke from the fires can be seen blowing southward over Greece, eastward across Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, and northeastward over Hungary.

Thick Smoke Over the Balkans from Intense Wildfire Activity – September 16th, 2012

41.3N 19.5E

September 16th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 31st, 2012

In the summer of 2012, hundreds of fires have been registered in Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Croatia (click here for previous images). In Croatia, where fires have been burning in Istria, on Rab and Mljet islands, near Pula in the northern Adriatic and Sibenik in Dalmatia.

The fires may have been caused by human carelessness, the custom of burning trash, and farmers burning fields for crops. In the latter two cases, fires quickly may burn out of control if winds change and the fire spreads. Macedonian authorities have also accused people wishing to cover up illegal logging sites by burning land.

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