Eastern Algarve on maximum fire alert

in News · 05-09-2018 08:33:00 · 0 Comments
Eastern Algarve on maximum fire alert

Four councils in the Eastern Algarve have today been placed on maximum alert due to the risk of wildfires.

Despite the cooler and cloudy conditions, the Portuguese Met Office says there remains an extreme risk of fires in Tavira, São Brás de Alportel, Alcoutim and Castro Marim.

Advisories have also been issued for Loulé and Faro, where firefighters have been placed on the second highest level of alert.

Overall, more than half of the country is on a reduced risk of fires due to rainfall and cool temperatures recorded in recent days in northern and central Portugal.


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