August 11, 2012

Forest fires:(

2 big forest fires burst out yesterday afternoon. One was just outside of Koper, my hometown, and the other a few kilometers away from my Mum's birth village of Poljane. Both fires are suspected to be a work of an arsonist. There were no human casualties and over 500 firefighters finally managed to have the fires under control. Lots of pine woods were burnt... and I am sorry for the animals who were caught in this tragedy. The pics are not mine. 






Koper

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is truly sad. we have had terrible wildfires here in the states last year and this year due to dry conditions. even worse is when they are set intentionally.

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...how terrible!! I always can not understand how people can do something! Every year you read about this in Australia or Greece...but Slovenia is new to me! No matter where it is...we kill ourselves in so many ways...
Martina

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh my goodness. What a terrible thing to happen. What is wrong with these people (arsonists)?! If they want so much to set fire to something, they should just look down at their feet.

Jane and Chris said...

That is terrifying!
Jane x

Inger said...

I'm so sorry to see that you have these awful fires there too. I'm glad they got them under control and I hope they catch whoever started them.

Random Felines said...

that is terrible. we are glad they were able to get them under control. it is sad enough when it happens via lightening, but even sadder when some person decides to cause this kind of destruction.....

Melody said...

The photos are frightening... and yet beautiful. The two sides of fire... as humans it allowed us to cook and keep warm in generations past...but it can also take away so much so quickly. Hopefully the animals sensed the danger and fled...

meowmeowmans said...

That is so terrible. But we are glad the firefighters have them under control. We sure hope that the arsonist is caught!

Knatolee said...

Forest fires are so awful!! Even worse that they were started by an arsonist. I always feel for the animals too. :(

Bellen said...

Those are very dramatic pictures. We were glad to read that no people were hurt or killed. It must have been frightening for all living in Koper, but thank God for the dedication of the fire-fighters.

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