At 10:20 am, there were 989 operational personnel on the ground, supported by 335 vehicles and six air assets, according to information published on the website of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC).

The fire, which was considered under control at 10:15 am on Wednesday, still has several points of concern, especially on the southern front, meaning that firefighters should remain on the ground in the coming days, said a source from Civil Protection.

The southern front of the fire touches the Algarve municipalities of Monchique and Aljezur (Faro district), where the flames also entered, having reached the center of the village of Odeceixe, in Aljezur, on Monday afternoon.

The area burned by this fire covers around 8,400 hectares and has a perimeter of 50 kilometres.

Since the start of the fire, 42 people have been assisted by medical teams on site and nine have been transported to hospital units, with no record of serious situations.

The fire destroyed at least two houses, one as a first home in Vale Juncal, in São Teotónio, in the municipality of Odemira, and another, which was a holiday home, in the Boavista area, in Odeceixe, in the municipality of Aljezur.

The flames also destroyed a rural tourism unit, also in Vale Juncal, with the owners complaining about the lack of assistance from firefighters.