- Title: Forest fires in central Portugal under control - civil protection
- Date: 27th July 2017
- Summary: VILHA VELHA DE RODAO, PORTUGAL (JULY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) HELICOPTER FLYING THROUGH HUGE CLOUD OF SMOKE VARIOUS OF FIRE AND SMOKE IN FOREST HELICOPTER SPRAYING WATER OVER FIRE FIREFIGHTERS STANDING NEAR HOUSE IN THE MIDST OF THE FOREST HELICOPTER SPRAYING WATER VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS SURVEYING SCENE FROM BRIDGE, SMOKE BILLOWING FROM FOREST NEAR TAGUS RIVER VARIOUS OF FLAMES AND FIREFIGHTERS IN FOREST PLANES DUMPING WATER ON FIRE FLAMES FIREFIGHTERS STANDING ON BRIDGE AS FIRE TRUCKS DRIVE PAST HEADING IN DIRECTION OF FIRE SMOKE BILLOWING FROM FOREST NEAR TAGUS RIVER
- Embargoed: 10th August 2017 14:33
- Keywords: forest fire Portugal firefighters fire under control
- Location: VILHA VELHA DE RODAO, PORTUGAL
- City: VILHA VELHA DE RODAO, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RHU3WN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Portugal's Civil Protection National Authority (ANPC) announced on Thursday (July 27) that a multi-front forest fire that began in Serta on Sunday (July 23) had been contained, Portuguese media reported.
The blaze began in Serta in the centre of the country and spread to the municipalities of Proenca-a-Nova and Macao in Castelo Branco and Santarem districts as high temperatures and wind hampered firefighting efforts.
So far this year, forest fires have burned 75,264 hectares, an area which surpasses any amount over the same period in the past decade, ANPC said.
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