Forest fires in Slovenia, caught in a heat wave zone, have been lasting for 10 days
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Forest fires have engulfed Slovenia, part of which was a fierce battlefield during the First World War.
The emergency situation was aggravated by the detonation of unexploded grenades and shells, which were literally crammed with Slovenian soil.
At least a dozen explosions occurred at a time when firefighters were working in the fires. Several people received shrapnel wounds, no one was seriously injured, writes NDTV.
There are so many explosions that only those that occurred in the immediate vicinity of highways are currently being counted.
Forest fires in Slovenia, which fell into the heat wave zone, have been lasting for 10 days. Most of the fires have been brought under control or completely eliminated, but the fire element has not yet receded. More than 1,000 firefighters and soldiers of the Slovenian army are fighting the fire.
In the southern part of modern Slovenia, 12 major military battles took place during the First World War, in which more than 200 thousand people died.