Terror in Portugal as Wildfire Rages

Posted Sunday, 21 July 2019 17:33
Terror in Portugal as Wildfire Rages

Source: UK Daily Mail

  • Fires broke out on Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 125 miles northeast of Lisbon
  • Firefighters supported by 19 aircraft and hundreds of vehicles in first major bout of wildfires there this year 
  • Most of injuries caused by smoke inhalation, but one person was evacuated to a hospital for burns treatment
  • Police said man, 55, was arrested on suspicion of starting blaze in Castelo Branco, where the wildfires started

About 1,800 firefighters were struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters, authorities said today.

The fires broke out on Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 125 miles northeast of Lisbon, Portugal's Civil Protection Agency said.

Firefighters were being supported by 19 firefighting aircraft and hundreds of vehicles. It is the first major bout of wildfires in Portugal this year. 

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