Around 400 firefighters battle to control a fire in the Croatian suburb of Split that has already claimed one life. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Some 400 Croatian firefighters battled for a full day to control a forest fire along the Adriatic coast that has damaged and destroyed buildings in villages around the city of Split, reaching the Split suburbs late on Monday (July 17). Around 20 smaller fires were burning elsewhere in the southern Croatian region of Dalmatia. One death has been reported, although it was not clear whether the cause was a heart attack or smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire around Split, the second biggest Croatian city and a popular tourist destination, was unknown. Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that if necessary Croatia might consider asking for help from its European Union partners.