Portugal on high alert as firefighters battle blaze

in News · 27-07-2020 10:04:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal is on high alert this morning as hundreds of firefighters struggle to put out a fire sweeping across part of the country’s central region, with strong winds and high temperatures complicating efforts to tackle the blaze.

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

Portugal’s government has meanwhile issued the “situation of alert” for the whole country for Monday and Tuesday, raising the readiness levels of firefighters, police and emergency medical services.


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