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Portugal awaits foreign aid to help battle fires

by TPN/PA, in News · 19-06-2017 08:40:00 · 1 Comments

More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people.

Portugal awaits foreign aid to help battle fires

 

Reinforcements are due to arrive on Monday, including more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy as part of a European Union co-operation programme.

 

Portugal is observing three days of national mourning after 62 people were killed in a wildfire on Saturday night around the town of Pedrogao Grande, which is by far the deadliest on record. Just over 1,000 firefighters are still tackling that blaze about 150km north of Lisbon.

 

Scorching weather, with temperatures above 40C, as well as strong winds and dry woodland after weeks with little rain are fuelling the blazes.

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Portugal should cut all the trees near the highways. 10meters safety margin. This is done already in any civilised country.

Don't burn all the natas

by jaahas from Lisbon on 20-06-2017 12:22:00

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Edition 1453
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