Drone captures forest fire on Montenegro coast

STORY: Filmed by environmental activist Aleksandar Dragicevic, it shows plumes of smoke rising from the trees close to houses lining the bay in the village of Dolnij Stoliv.

Montenegro's public broadcaster quoted a local fire and rescue official as saying the fires were prevented from spreading to buildings further up the hill.

The official, Eduard Kovacic, said volunteers, firefighters and members of Montenegro's armed forces worked on containing the blaze.

Wildfires raging through Europe this summer have burned the second-largest area on record, even though the region is only halfway through its typical fire season, according to data from the European Union's Joint Research Centre.

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