Home » Wildfires gut central Portugal
Europe Headlines News Top Headline World World News

Wildfires gut central Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters have spent the whole of Sunday and early Monday battling wildfires in a forested, mountainous area of central Portugal.

Eight firefighters and twelve civilians have been injured in the Castelo Branco region, according to the interior ministry.

One badly burned civilian was evacuated by helicopter to the capital Lisbon.

Helicopters and tanker planes have been used to douse three major blazes in the region, with two now said to have been brought under control, reported the BBC.

The biggest operation – involving 800 firefighters, 245 vehicles including bulldozers, and thirteen planes and helicopters – is tackling a fire in the municipality of Vila de Rei.

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: