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Portuguese Officials Rebuked for Deadly Wildfire

Fires last October killed 48 people   By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government said Wednesday it was taking new steps to prevent wildfires, as a report into a three-day spate of blazes last October that ...

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Portugal Steps Up Wildfire Response

Forest blazes killed more than 100 people this year     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is beefing up its wildfire response by hiring another 17 water-dropping aircraft after forest blazes killed more than 100 people this year. With warm, ...

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Anger Grows Over Portugal Wildfire Deaths

Investigation underway to find cause of fires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday over its 41 wildfire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the ...

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Portugal Braces for Wildfire Calamity

State of public calamity declared as temperatures rise     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a ...

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Weather Flares Up Wildfires in Portugal

Civil Protection Agency battles 17 forest fires   LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Wildfires flared across Portugal on Thursday following a rise in temperatures and strong winds, ending days of cooler weather that had brought a brief respite from a spate ...

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