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Portugal forest fire: 12 survive by hiding in a water tank


The neighbours, including a disabled 95-year-old woman, survived the fire that killed 62 people. (BBC News - Top Stories) More More

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 1:10 am | Google News

Portugal's perfect fire-storm: Industrial tree plantations and climate change - The Ecologist


The Ecologist

Portugal's perfect fire-storm: Industrial tree plantations and climate change
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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 - ABC Online


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French Riviera: 12000 flee bushfires as planes waterbomb popular tourist coast
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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 ...
Terrifying moment tourists gasp as their bus inches past a raging wildfire on the island of Corsica as the two ...Daily Mail

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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 2:28 pm | Google News

Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims' - BBC News


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Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims'
BBC News
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 ...

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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 - Mirror.co.uk


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Brits saved from "unreal" Portugal forest fire by jumping into pool as blaze raged around them
Mirror.co.uk
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 ...
Portugal Fires Kill More Than 60, Including Drivers Trapped in CarsNew York Times
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Posted on 21 June 2017 | 4:08 pm | Google News

Portugal fires: Varzeas mourns villagers who fled - BBC News


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Portugal fires: Varzeas mourns villagers who fled
BBC News
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 ...

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Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:37 pm | Google News

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