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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 9:01 am | Google News
Portugal's perfect fire-storm: Industrial tree plantations and climate change
Many people caught up in the fire had to seek refuge in basements or water tanks, and many more fought the fires themselves. It was eventually extinguished a week later after almost 50,000 hectares had burned, affecting nine different municipalities ...
Posted on 20 September 2017 | 3:41 am | Google News
French Riviera: 12000 flee bushfires as planes waterbomb popular tourist coast
France's Prime Minister, visiting the area, predicted a grim day ahead. Large swaths of Mediterranean forest had been left bare and blackened after three days of fires. About 250 trailer homes, a hangar, an atelier and several vehicles were burned in ...
The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal
Posted on 26 July 2017 | 2:28 pm | Google News
England U19 2-1 Portugal U19 recap: Re-live the European Championship final from Gori as it happened
England completed a hugely successful summer for the country's improving age-group teams after the Young Lions overcame Portugal to win the European Under 19s Championship final in Gori. Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha scored the winner in the ...
Posted on 15 July 2017 | 12:17 pm | Google News
Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims'
At least 10 emergency calls failed to reach firefighters last week during the forest fires in which 64 people died, reports say. Civil protection officials have already revealed that rescuers were let down by the Siresp emergency services network ...
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 6:22 am | Google News
Portugal fires: Varzeas mourns villagers who fled
The road is lined on either side by forest. On Saturday afternoon, fires quickly engulfed the trees and then, horrifyingly, the road itself. Smoke and flames caught and killed dozens of people escaping in their cars, including Suzana, Joana and ...
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:37 pm | Google News
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