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Fire Destroys Refugee Camp In Montenegro

Reports from Montenegro say more than 800 Roma from Kosovo have been left homeless after a fire burned down their refugee camp on the outskirts of the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica.

No one was reported hurt in the blaze early on July 25.

Officials said the cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Montenegrin emergency official Radomir Scepanovic said high winds had helped spread the fire quickly through the camp.

There are some 12,000 Romany refugees living in Montenegro after they fled conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP