"The fire is burning on three fronts, it burns with a lot of intensity, and the fire is moving towards São Domingos without, for now, any perspective that would put homes in danger," a source from the District Command of Lisbon told Lusa.

According to the same source, at about 6:00 pm, the flames "burn in forests and in valleys, with difficult access by land to combat".

According to the website of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC), the fire started at 14:19 in the parish of Fontes, in a forest area, and at 18:15 it was being fought by 394 firefighters, supported 112 vehicles and 10 aerial means.