Large Hvar Fire Breaks Out Between Ivan Dolac and Zavala

By 22 March 2020

March 23, 2020 Update at 07:00 - 40 firefighters and 12 fire engines from the Jelsa and Stari Grad fire services battled the blaze and managed to localise it by 01:00 this morning, reports HRT. No information yet on how much damage was caused. 

March 22, 2020 - A large Hvar fire has broken out on the south side of the island between Ivan Dolac and Zavala. 

After a day in Croatia which was dominated by the natural disaster of devastating earthquakes in Zagreb, tonight one more addition to what is proving a very challenging time in Croatia - a large fire on the island of Hvar. 

The Jelsa Fire Brigade were called to tackle a fire on the south side of the island through the Pitve tunnel, located between the popular tourist resorts of Zavala and Ivan Dolac. 

Comments on the Jelsa Fire Brigade Facebook page suggest that the exact location of the latest Hvar fire is Medvid Bod. 

Tackling the fire is being hampered by strong bura winds. 

We will update the story tomorrow but you can follow the latest on the Jelsa Fire Brigade Facebook page

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