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Over 5300 firefighters are battling major blazes that have continued unabated through the night.

The worst hotspots at 9am this morning continued to be Abrantes (centre) and Tábua (north),...

Desperate images are being broadcast this morning as serious fires have once more returned to blight the north and centre of the country.

With Algarve residents in certain areas waking up...

At the height of the wildfires in Madeira last week, the assurance that people who had lost their homes would be exempt from paying rates sounded ridiculous. Of course people who lost their homes...

Portugal ablaze: “almost a thousand fires in three days”

With almost a thousand raging forest fires in three days, it is all about numbers in Portugal now: 374 fires on Sunday, 308 on Monday, 100 registered since midnight today (Tuesday) (nine still...

David Thomas

You will probably have guessed it but May experienced the highest temperatures for that month since records began, with temperatures reaching 40ºC in Beja. This coupled with high winds has...

Firefighters on high alert as fires threaten homes and holiday complex

West Algarve || Firefighters worked round the clock on Sunday and Monday (August 24 and 25) as they fought fires in several areas around Portimão and Lagos.

In Alvor, beachgoers watched...

Now that we are virtually into the summer period and the weather has become much hotter, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the measures to prevent fires as well as the laws concerning the...

Forestry fines

In a bid to cut down on forest fires, the Government is planning fines for property owners who fail to keep their neck of the woods in shape. Talking to Antena 1 radio station, agriculture...

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