Photos: Portugal Wildfires

Over 2,300 firefighters battle several wildfires

 

Men use fig tree branches to extinguish flames approaching houses in the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. Emergency services in Portugal are getting no respite from wildfires that are charring wide areas of forest _ and the huge billowing clouds of smoke they are generating are making visibility too poor to use water-dropping aircraft. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

A man uses a bucket to fight a fire in a field outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were being driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

A TV camerawoman shoots images of a fire raging up a mountain slope and reflected on the Tagus river outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were being driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The sun sets behind burnt pine trees in the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were being driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

See also  Cal Fire Breaks Ground on New High-Tech Center

Topics

Over 2,300 firefighters battle several wildfires   See also  House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Drone Halts Helicopter Response to OR Fire

Drone Halts Helicopter Response to OR Fire

David Smigelski - Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Sep. 13—A helicopter was forced from the air in the middle of a firefight Monday when a drone appeared over a fire burning on Pioneer Road. Jackson County Fire District No. 5 and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest...

OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon utilities shut down power to tens of thousands of customers on Friday as dry easterly winds swept into the region in the hopes that it would lessen the risk of wildfires in extremely dry and hot...