Fire in car park of dance festival destroys 422 vehicles

in News · 04-08-2016 08:26:00 · 1 Comments

A fire that spread through a parking lot near a large festival in Portugal’s central interior yesterday completely destroyed 422 vehicles and damaged a further nine.

Around 4,000 festival-goers were advised to vacate the venue as a precaution. Fire-fighters brought the blaze under control in just over an hour with no victims to report.

Spread over 48 hectares the Andanças dance and music festival in Castelo de Vide in Portalegre expects to welcome some 40,000 visitors by Sunday.

GNR police are investigating the cause of the fire.


I live on the first foothills of Monchique and my abiding fear is of bushfires. We almost lost our home in 2003 fires.

By Margaret Brown from Algarve on 11-08-2016 11:02
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