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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 2:12 pm | 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
'The island is on fire': Tourists' shock after a forest fire breaks out on Ibiza as water carrying planes ...
Wildfire has torn through parts of forest near a popular British tourist resort in Ibiza. Flames licked through trees near San Antonio, a hot nightlife spot on the west coast of the Balearic island, sending heavy columns of smoke into the sky. Videos ...
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 12:43 pm | 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 ...
Posted on 26 July 2017 | 2:28 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
Brits saved from "unreal" Portugal forest fire by jumping into pool as blaze raged around them
Prime Minister Antonio Costa has called the fire the biggest human tragedy in Portugal in living memory. A Portuguese man has been praised for saving the lives of Brits fleeing the inferno. Carloyn Morton reveals how her life was saved as the fire ...
Posted on 21 June 2017 | 4:08 pm | Google News
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