According to a source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS) of Faro, the reactivation took place in the early afternoon and “is now being fought by the means that were still on site under surveillance”.

“The reactivation took place in Quinta do Lago, in the municipality of Loulé, but these are normal situations and the fire is being fought to try to solve it as soon as possible”, said the source from CDOS from Faro.

The same source pointed to the wind as a factor that may have contributed to the reactivation, along with the high temperatures that are being felt in Portugal in recent days.

241 operatives are involved in surveillance and combat operations, with the support of 85 vehicles and four aircraft, according to data available on the Civil Protection website at 14:50.

The fire initially broke out at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, near the Gambelas hub of the University of Algarve (parish of Montenegro) and the venue where the Faro International Motorcycle Gathering is taking place until Sunday.

During the dawn of Wednesday, the flames spread to the municipality of Loulé.

Now the fire is active again, with firefighters trying to prevent it from becoming larger, added the source from CDOS in Faro.