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(AP) Officials say two wildfires are coming close to a Bosnian ammunition factory but efforts to extinguish one of the blazes have been hampered by a minefield.


The fires were threatening the Igman factory on the outskirts of the village of Konjic from opposite sides on Thursday, with one approaching from a heavily mined forest. Firefighters were unable to enter the forest and were instead trying to keep the flames from crossing a road.


The other side appeared to be protected by a river.


This summer is one of the hottest on record and it has not rained for two months. Several villages have been evacuated over fires, but most of the residents of Konjic had not fled.


Bosnia's 1992-1995 war turned it into one of the world's most mine-infested countries.


Associated Press
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