- Title: Night falls as Portugal forest fires rage
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: MACAO, PORTUGAL (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FOREST FIRES BURNING, SMOKE RISING MACAO, PORTUGAL (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF HOUSES WITH FOREST FIRE BURNING IN DISTANCE FIRE BURNING MORE OF HOUSES WITH FIRE BURNING IN DISTANCE VARIOUS OF FIRE BURNING, SMOKE RISING
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 22:19
- Keywords: fire forest fire Macao
- Location: MACAO, PORTUGAL
- City: MACAO, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RCVWW7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Night fell as forest fires continued to burn near Macao in central Portugal on Wednesday (July 26).
Firefighters were battling multiple fire fronts in central Portugal on Wednesday as local authorities in the municipality of Macao said villages were at risk from an uncontained blaze.
Spanish fire engines were sent to help fight the fire and about 1,500 firefighters were deployed to extinguish two forest fires in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem, which have forced authorities to evacuate 10 villages so far, Portuguese media reported on Tuesday (July 25).
So far this year, forest fires have burned 75,264 hectares, an area which surpasses any amount over the same period in the last decade, the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Tuesday.
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