Portugal blaze under control, but firefighters on alert

in News · 28-07-2020 09:45:00 · 0 Comments

More than 850 firefighters brought a huge wildfire sweeping across part of central Portugal under control late yesterday as the country entered a state of alert due to the high risk of further outbreaks

A 21-year-old firefighter died in a road accident on Saturday while fighting the fire in Castelo Branco and seven people were injured, including one civilian.

The government issued a state of alert for the whole country lasting until today, raising the readiness levels of firefighters, police and emergency medical services.


Be the first to comment on this article
Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.

Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper.