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1,000 firefighters, 15 aircraft battle wildfire in Portugal

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 15, 2020
Almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire in central Portugal, as strong winds pushed the flames through dense and hilly woodlands.
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The blaze was in central Portugal around Proença-a-Nova, 200 kilometres north of Lisbon.

Topics: Wildfire Portugal

The fire’s perimeter stretched more than 55 kilometres and about two dozen people were evacuated from hamlets as more than a dozen bulldozers cleared firebreaks in the area.

The wildfire began Sunday, and five firefighters suffered burns in its initial stages as their vehicle was caught in the flames.