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Almost 50 areas in Portugal on maximum fire alert

Staff Writer | September 7, 2017
Almost 50 areas in seven districts in Portugal have been been placed on maximum fire alert.
Algarve fire
Europe   The Portuguese Met Office
The Portuguese Met Office issued the advisory due to rising temperatures rising and strong winds being accompanied by a drop in humidity.

The Algarve is also covered by this warning, with five areas being placed on the highest level of readiness due to the threat of wildfires.

Monchique, Tavira, São Brás de Alportel, Castro Marim and Alcoutim are all coloured purple, while Loulé and Silves are on red alert, which is the second highest level on the scale.


 

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