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The Latest: Montenegro seeks NATO aid to fight fires

The Latest on wildfires in Europe (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Montenegrin state TV says the government has asked NATO to send two firefighting planes to help contain raging wildfires in the Adriatic country.

The report said the Western military alliance is checking which member country could provide the planes.

Wildfires have engulfed the Lustica peninsula amid strong winds and dry weather. More than 100 people have evacuated the areas around the coastal town of Tivat.

Smaller fires also have been reported throughout the coast.

Tiny Montenegro joined NATO earlier this year, defying Russia and pro-Russian opposition at home.

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9:30 a.m.

Croatian authorities say firefighters have battled throughout the night to contain raging wildfires that threatened a key port on the country’s Adriatic coast.

Parts of the coastal town of Split were enveloped in thick smoke Tuesday after flames reached suburban areas the previous evening. Residents have joined firefighters to defend the houses and stop…

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