Alcoutim, Tavira, São Brás de Alportel, Castro Marim, Monchique and Aljezur are all on the highest fire advisory in the Algarve, as the dry and hot weather persists.

A total of nine fires are currently active in the northern half of the country, with blaze in Pampilhosa da Serra causing the most concern.

A total of 663 firefighters, accompanied by 200 vehicles were this morning battling the blaze which started on Sunday.