Wildfire in Neum area still active, engagement of BiH army helicopters needed

NEWS 08.08.202221:12 0 komentara
Neum online

The wildfire in the area of Neum, more specifically on the Zaba mountain, is still active, the Civil Protection administration of Bosnia’s Federation (FBiH) entity said.

Firefighters are on the ground and neither the population nor the buildings are threatened at the moment, it said.

According to the assessment of CZ Neum service manager Marko Tapalović, the assistance of a helicopter of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina is needed, because the terrain is inaccessible.

Civil Protection official Marko Topalovic said that further engagement of Armed Forces helicopters is necessary in order to respond to the fire because of the inaccessible terrain.

Meanwhile, the situation in the area of Konjic, which is also facing a wildfire, has improved significantly due to the rain on Monday. The head of the Konjic Civil Protection authority, Husein Hodzic, said he expects that the fires will soon be completely extinguished and that there is no need for engaging army helicopters.