The image has already been shared thousands of times over.
In a caption accompanying the photo of the shattered firefighters, who were resting as their vehicles refilled, Pedro Brás, who originally posted the image, wrote: “After a night and a day fighting the Góis Forest Fire we were entitled to 25 minutes of river beach, although it was covered by smoke.”
There has also been an outpouring of mourning for a fire-fighter belonging to the Castanheira da Pêra brigade, who died in hospital due to injuries sustained while fighting the fire.