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Rescue workers recovered four charred bodies Saturday, raising the...

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Rescue workers recovered four charred bodies Saturday, raising the death toll in three days of forest fires on Yugoslavia's tourist-packed Adriatic coast to five.

Rescue squads early Saturday found the burned corpses of four men - listed missing since they left their homes Thursday to help fight a blaze on Korcula Island, 60 miles northwest of Dubrovnik.

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A 45-year-old man was killed Friday while trying to rescue his relatives from a burning house in a village outside Dubrovnik, officials said.

More than 4,000 people, including 1,000 troops, have battled the fires that have raged over hundreds of acres of farmland, vineyards and olive groves along Yugoslavia's southern Adriatic coast and nearby islands since late Thursday.

Most of the fires were under control Saturday, but local authorities feared temperatures in the 90s coupled with winds could cause further damage.

Early Friday morning, fire damaged landing installation at Dubrovnik's Cilipi International airport, officials said.

Equipment for night landings was damaged and the airport was closed to traffic early Friday. It was later re-opened but officials reported flight delays Saturday.

Hundreds of forest fires have raged along the Adriatic coast this summer. Authorities blame them on negligence and high summer temperatures, which have dried out grass, bushes and trees.

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