Monday, July 17, 2017


A month after the forest fire the most deadly of the recent history of Portugal, nearly 2,800 firefighters were on the ground on Monday night to fight several outbreaks in the north and centre of the country, including some of the threatened villages.

The fire was the most violent raged around the town of Alijo, near Vila Real, being fought by 500 soldiers of the fire. The accident, which was reported on Sunday at dawn, and seemed to diminish, it has gained in intensity Monday afternoon, fanned by the winds and the heat.

“The fire is out of control, the fronts of assets have multiplied,” said the mayor of Alijo, Carlos Magalhaes, who visited the village of Vila Cha, in which the flames approaching homes. “The firefighters are exhausted,” he said, launching “a call for help to the country as a whole”.

“We will be able to come to the end of the fire, but it will not be anytime soon”, indicated to AFP a spokesman of the civil protection, adding that ten firefighters were slightly injured, suffering from poisoning due to smoke inhalation or burns.

A Canadair Spanish has been dispatched in the area of Alijo to fight the flames, joining seven other bombers and helicopters already on the ground.


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