The 2nd helicopter squadron of the Armed Forces’ Air Force Brigade was dispatched to the Jablanica region to help fight wildfire there. The helicopter action was not enough to extinguish the fire completely, however.
Omer Nezirić, the Jablanica mayor assistant for civil defense and fire protection, told Fena that that the Armed Forces helicopter crew managed to stop the fire from spreading deep into the woods.
“But the fire was not extinguished completely. Since it is a pine forest, it is very difficult to extinguish (the fire) and it was unrealistic to expect the fire to be completely extinguished today. We have sent a report to the Canton and Federation civil protection administrations, in which we requested further assistance of of the AF helicopters,” Neziric said.