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Croatian firefighters struggle to control blaze in Split area

Firefighters battled for a full day to control a forest fire along the Adriatic coast near Split, Croatia's second biggest city. The blaze damaged villages and reached the Split suburbs late on July 17, leaving some parts of the city without water or electricity. Visitors were asked to leave two shopping malls as the smoke entered ventilation systems. Some 400 firefighters struggled to bring the blaze under control. (Reuters)