- Title: Firefighters work on Portugal forest fires
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: GAVIAO, PORTUGAL (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FIRE ENGINE AND FIREFIGHTERS ON FOREST ROAD FIREFIGHTER SPRAYING HOSE FIRE ENGINES PARKED ON STREET, SMOKE COMING FROM FOREST VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS SPRAYING HOSE IN FOREST VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTER SPRAYING HOSE ON SMOULDERING GROUND FIREFIGHTER STANDING ON FIRE ENGINE FIRE ENGINES PARKED BURNT WOODS SMOKE COMING FROM BURNT WOOD
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 12:07
- Keywords: Portugal forest fires firefighters working wildfires burning ground
- Location: GAVIÃƒO, PORTUGAL
- City: GAVIÃƒO, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RCTHZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Firefighters continued to douse fires in Gaviao in the Alentejo region of Portugal on Wednesday (July 26), near where other wildfire outbreaks have been fought in the past few days.
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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