Portugal on alert

in News · 05-08-2020 18:59:00 · 3 Comments

Mainland Portugal will be on alert from 6 August until 7 August, due to the forecast of "a significant increase in the risk of rural fire", announced today the government.

In a statement, the Ministry of Internal Administration specifies that the alert situation lasts until 11:59 pm on August 7 in the entire territory of mainland Portugal.

The declaration follows the activation of the special red state alert for the districts of Bragança, Guarda, Vila Real, Beja, Castelo Branco, Faro and Viseu.


Eucalyptus is a huge problem in Portugal. It's not native and is highly combustible. They need to replace it with native trees. Hemp would be a great replacement crop.

By Gail Dunbar from Porto on 07-08-2020 12:19

I am from Nepal and living in Portugal since 22nd July 2010. I searched some English news papers to know about Portuguese culture, custom, traditions and daily, weekly and monthly activities here in Portugal. Due to the language differences it was quite hard to paassing my days since I arrived. Finally , I found the "PORTUGAL NEWS" in English and became a very regular reader. Many thanks to the Editor, Publisher & entire team. Congratulations !! Yours well wisher, Thakur Prasad Gurung , Monte Gordo, VRSA - Algarve - Portugal.

By Thakur Prasad Gurung from Algarve on 07-08-2020 08:18

Can someone explain to me what exàctly causes these fires?? Heat? How? Sòmething...has to flick a spark..glass??..,or,????

By Benita Rodrigues from Algarve on 06-08-2020 10:38
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