Tag Archives: Portugal

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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5,000 Firefighters Deployed to Fight Wildfires in Portugal

Crews are deployed across central and northern areas   LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal as the country continues its daily summertime battle against wildfires. The ...

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Firefighters Contain Second Wildfire in Portugal

Over 2,000 firefighters battle fires in central region     BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official reports into Portugal’s deadliest natural disaster in decades have described freak conditions that drove the wildfire that killed 64 people, while ...

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Portugal Close to Containing Deadly Wildfire

64 people died in wildfire in central region     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is close to containing the wildfire that killed 64 people last weekend, authorities said Wednesday, as a minute of silence was held in memory of ...

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Portugal Battles to Contain Deadly Wildfires

64 people killed in major wildfire   LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country, ...

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Survivors Recall Escaping Portugal Wildfires

Tales of diving into water tanks and dramatic escapes     BARRY HATTON and HELENA ALVES, Associated Press NODEIRINHO, Portugal (AP) — Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires ...

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Firefighters Battle Deadly Wildfires in Portugal

At least 62 people dead due to wildfires   BARRY HATTON and HELENA ALVES, Associated Press PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, ...

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