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16th Jul 2019

Fresh Island Festival in Croatia has been evacuated due to massive forest fires

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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The event has been evacuated.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from a popular music festival in Croatia as a result of a forest fire.

The Fresh Island Festival is a three-day hip-hop event on the Croatian island of Pag.

However, fires broke out, and fans were forced to evacuate in the early hours of this morning.

In a statement, the festival organisers said:

“The safety of fans is incredibly important to us and we worked with the emergency services to contain the fire over the following hours, transporting festival-goers off site when possible and safe.”

They also said that emergency services are still trying to contain the fire, “so we can’t say just yet how this will affect today’s beach performances”.

They also thanked the festival attendees:

“We would like to say a big thank you to all Fresh Islanders who were at the festival for being so patient and supportive of each other and for cooperating with security and emergency services during the fire to stay safe.”