Tag Archives: Portugal

Wildfires Torment Portugal and Spain

Over 1,000 firefighters battle blaze south of Lisbon     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry ...

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Goats to the Rescue in Portugal

Government using goats to help prevent wildfires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press MOITA DA GUERRA, Portugal (AP) — Unaware that time is short, more than 200 brown-and-white goats slowly munch their way through the thick undergrowth that covers ...

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Ask for the Real McCoy: Trust the MARK-3® to Move Water

The MARK-3® successfully passed the USDA Forest Service 100 hours endurance test     WHEN YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE. YOU CAN TRUST THE MARK-3® TO MOVE WATER Trusted in the wildland firefighting community for generations. When fires occur in ...

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Portugal Braces for Wildfire Season after 106 Died in 2017

Thousands of firefighters are on standby     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent ...

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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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