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Portugal Records Its Fewest Summer Wildfires in 10 years

Portugal wildfire

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal has so far this year recorded its lowest number of wildfires since 2011, and the blazes have claimed no lives since more than 100 people died in 2017, authorities said Friday. More than 80% of ...

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500 Firefighters Battle Central Portugal Wildfire

Fire broke out near the town of Tomar     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities say around 500 firefighters are combating a wildfire that started in a central area some 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the capital. ...

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Major Portugal Wildfire Under Control

Blaze raged for four days, injuring 39 people     By HELENA ALVES and BARRY HATTON Associated Press MACAO, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal on Tuesday brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days, ...

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Over 30 Hurt in Portugal Wildfire

Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the major wildfire   By BARRY HATTON and HELENA ALVES Associated Press COLOS, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire Monday amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where ...

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Photos: Portugal Wildfire

More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire  

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Portugal to Deploy Record Number of Crews to Battle Wildfires

Large increase in personnel, vehicles, and aircraft     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an exceptionally dry winter and weeks of unseasonably high temperatures, Portugal is assembling a record number of firefighters and water-dropping aircraft as it braces for a ...

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Heat, Low Rainfall Put Portugal on Wildfire Alert

Over 100 died in wildfires in 2017     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures. The government announced a civil protection ...

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Portugal Cites Success Against Wildfires

No deaths in 2018     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government says its measures to fight wildfires have paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities this year after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in ...

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Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Portugal

Wildfire near Lisbon injured 17 firefighters     By HELENA ALVES and JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press SINTRA-CASCAIS, Portugal (AP) — Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire Sunday in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate ...

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Criminal Charges in Deadly Portugal Wildfire

Over 60 people died in the blaze     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Prosecutors in Portugal are bringing charges of criminally negligent homicide against 12 defendants over the deaths of 66 people in a major wildfire last year. At Pedrogao ...

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