Fire brigade is still crowded with a large forest fire in Portugal

Fire brigade is still crowded with a large forest fire in Portugal

The large forest fire in Portugal is still not under the control, the control is difficult because the fire-fighters are completely exhausted after two days out and it is still very hot.

That says districtscommandant Elísio Oliveira of the civil Protection which is responsible for fighting the forest fire at the newspaper Público. “The many hours of extinguishing and it is difficult for a replacement to be found for the firefighters.” According to local sources, it would now light drizzle in the area.

According to the Portuguese newspaper, there are still two thousand firefighters working on the fires, in total there are 685 vehicles. The biggest fire still rages in Pedrógão Grande, the place where Saturday the fire broke out. The Portuguese will be assisted by the Spanish fire brigade.

The fire took until now, 62 people’s life. Since Sunday, there is in Portugal a period of three days of national mourning. That mourning is also to be seen on the front pages of the newspapers. Some of them looks like a rouwadvertentie with lots of black and white.


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