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Evacuations under way as Kras wildfire rages on

Kostanjevica na Krasu, 22 July - People from three villages in the Kras region in the west were evacuated in the early afternoon on Friday, followed only a short while later by the residents of Vrtoče, a village near Nova Gorica, a relatively big town on the border with Italy. A total of 500 people have been evacuated so far today.

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A satellite image of the area under fire in the Kras region.
Photo: Copernicus EMS

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Helicopters throwing water on the fire in the Kras region.
Photo: Civil Protection

Miren
Helicopters throwing water on the fire in the Kras region.
Photo: Civil Protection

Miren
Helicopters throwing water on the fire in the Kras region.
Photo: Civil Protection

Miren
Helicopters throwing water on the fire in the Kras region.
Photo: Civil Protection

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