This fire, which started on 6 August in Garrocho, in the Covilhã district, was considered to be under control on Saturday, but started again on Monday and is still burning and worrying the authorities.
It is in North Orjaiz that firefighters are concentrating most of their aerial means, with more than 10 planes, but in Guarda "we also have means to act", said, in a statement made at 10:30 a.m. today, the regional commander of Emergency and Civil Protection of the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Command of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection, Elísio Oliveira. According to him, the wind has been increasing in intensity since dawn and will be "an enemy".
The fire in Serra da Estrela is still active "in a very extensive area", although the work carried out during the night has resulted in a "very satisfactory combat", he added.
According to Fogos.pt, at around 11:55 am there were 1226 firefighters on site, supported by 391 vehicles, and 13 airplanes.