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.


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