Fire threatening property in Albergaria-a-Velha

in News · 06-09-2019 14:35:00 · 0 Comments
Fire threatening property in Albergaria-a-Velha

Wind is worsening the situation of a fire in Albergaria-a-Velha withb the possibility of homes coming under threat in the coming hours.

“Over the past 24 hours the efforts of the firefighters has been focused on keeping the fire away from homes, however the wind continues to be a problem and could potentially put more homes at risk,” said Albergaria-a-Velha Mayor António Loureiro.

Five fires were active today in the municipalities of Águeda and Albergaria-a-Velha, according to civil protection sources.

The mayor also reported "a situation of extreme distress experienced around 12:30 pm, in the locality of Fontão, due to the wind change" that caused the fire "to reach one of the houses".


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