According to the Civil Protection page, the fire that broke out at 2:49 pm this Saturday has already mobilized a total of 149 firefighters, supported by 47 vehicles and four aerial vehicles.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, a source from the Alentejo Litoral Sub-regional Emergency and Civil Protection Command indicated that the flames are consuming an area of bush and pine forest, in Baiona, in the parish of São Teotónio.

At 17:23 the fire in the forest settlement was “active with some intensity” and with “three fronts burning with some fierceness”.

“The information we have from the site indicates that the operatives are carrying out prevention at sensitive points, such as housing and a campsite in São Miguel”, said the same source.

Fighting the fire are several fire brigades from the Alentejo coast, Algarve and Baixo Alentejo.