Tag Archives: Portugal

500 Firefighters Battle Central Portugal Wildfire

Fire broke out near the town of Tomar     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities say around 500 firefighters are combating a wildfire that started in a central area some 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the capital. ...

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Major Portugal Wildfire Under Control

Blaze raged for four days, injuring 39 people     By HELENA ALVES and BARRY HATTON Associated Press MACAO, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal on Tuesday brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days, ...

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Over 30 Hurt in Portugal Wildfire

Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the major wildfire   By BARRY HATTON and HELENA ALVES Associated Press COLOS, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire Monday amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where ...

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Photos: Portugal Wildfire

More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire  

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Portugal to Deploy Record Number of Crews to Battle Wildfires

Large increase in personnel, vehicles, and aircraft     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an exceptionally dry winter and weeks of unseasonably high temperatures, Portugal is assembling a record number of firefighters and water-dropping aircraft as it braces for a ...

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Heat, Low Rainfall Put Portugal on Wildfire Alert

Over 100 died in wildfires in 2017     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures. The government announced a civil protection ...

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Portugal Cites Success Against Wildfires

No deaths in 2018     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government says its measures to fight wildfires have paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities this year after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in ...

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Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Portugal

Wildfire near Lisbon injured 17 firefighters     By HELENA ALVES and JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press SINTRA-CASCAIS, Portugal (AP) — Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire Sunday in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate ...

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Criminal Charges in Deadly Portugal Wildfire

Over 60 people died in the blaze     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Prosecutors in Portugal are bringing charges of criminally negligent homicide against 12 defendants over the deaths of 66 people in a major wildfire last year. At Pedrogao ...

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Portugal, Spain Make Progress on Major Wildfires

Over 1,000 firefighters at work in Portugal     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal and Spain said Thursday they have halted major wildfires but warned the battle isn’t over yet. Bulldozers working through the night to create firebreaks ...

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