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

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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.

Smoke from Croatian Fires Spreads Towards Carpathian Mountains and Southern Italy

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September 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Croatia, Greece and Romania – August 31st, 2012

Smoke from fires in Croatia spreads northward and eastward over neighboring countries, reaching the curved ridge of the Carpathian Mountains (upper right quadrant). A plume of smoke also stretches over the Adriatic, blowing between the Albanian coast and the southern tip of Apulia, Italy.

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

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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

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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

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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.