Fire rages in Aljezur

in News · 19-07-2019 17:27:00 · 4 Comments
Fire rages in Aljezur

A fire that broke out this afternoon (19 July) is moving close to “sensitive areas” in the Aljezur municipality.

UPDATE 19:28: 8 PLANES, 213 OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL, 62 VEHICLES

UPDATE 18:55: 8 PLANES, 213 OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL, 62 VEHICLES

UPDATE 18:09: 8 PLANES, 211 OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL, 61 VEHICLES

UPDATE 17:37: 8 PLANES, 207 OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL, 58 VEHICLES

The fire is burning intensely in an area of scrubland near to Monte Clérigo and is closing in on buildings in the area which is near to Vale da Telha.

The fire alert was raised at 3.27pm with fire fighting operatives being sent to the scene immediately.

Strong winds are making it difficult to tackle the blaze which at 5pm saw 151 operational personnel and 39 vehicles involved in fighting the Algarve fire.

A source from the District Command of Operation Relief (CDOS) told Lusa: “The fire is burning with great intensity in an area of scrubland near to some sensitive areas that concern us and to buildings”.


Comments:

Good Work!

by Goran Wallin from Algarve on 20-07-2019 06:16:00

Smoke is now in my room.

by Lucas De Winter from Algarve on 20-07-2019 07:30:00

A lot of smoke and bad smell in Quarterira, Loulé.
Got pics if you’d like.

by Sanna from Algarve on 19-07-2019 11:18:00

Smoke in Lagos

by Lucas de Winter from Algarve on 19-07-2019 07:13:00
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