Fire that broke out in Silves dominated

in News · 07-07-2020 09:01:00 · 0 Comments

The fire that broke out on 6 July in São Marcos da Serra, Silves municipality, was said to have subsided at 10:20pm, with aftermath operations taking place, the Faro CDOS source said.

According to a source from the Faro District Relief Operations Command (CDOS), the fire "has been under control since 22:20".

Asked by the Lusa agency about whether there were injuries following this fire, the same source said that there was only "a fireman who had first-degree burns on his lower limbs".

The source added that seven citizens were removed from Corte Mourão “as a precaution”, but since there was no damage to the houses, “it is a matter of time before they return to their homes”.

According to CDOS, by 11pm there were 310 operational on the ground, supported by 111 vehicles and still “a coordinating plane flying over” the area where the fire broke out.

During the afternoon, a source from the Algarve CDOS said that the fire forced the population of Águas Velhas to be confined, as a precaution.

As a precaution, it was necessary to “confine the population of Águas Velhas,” the source of the CDOS told Lusa.

According to the same source, the confinement measure means that, for security reasons, people cannot leave the village.

The source added that the wind and terrain made it difficult to fight the fire, which had two active fronts at that time.

The fire broke out at 2:56pm, according to information available on the website of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection.


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