According to David Baptista Rodrigues, the situation has again “worsened” and the parish of Santiago de Guarda “is in danger”.

The mayor informed that at 16:15 they were evacuating the village of Lagoa da Parada, after having evacuated the inhabitants of Marquinho, localities in the parish of Santiago da Guarda.

David Baptista Rodrigues added that it is expected that more evacuations will take place, taking into account the evolution of the fire.

At 16:15 hours, “there were three fronts” of fire and the wind was “very strong”, with “constant changes of direction”, said the president of the junta.

The fire in Ansião results from a fire in the municipality of Pombal, which broke out on Friday at 2:50 pm.