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    Default Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 57 people

    First published on Sunday 18 June 2017 05.30 BST

    At least 57 people have been killed in huge forest fires in central Portugal, many dying in their cars as they tried to flee the flames.

    Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, described the blazes – which have injured dozens more people – as “the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires”, and warned the death toll could rise.

    Several hundred firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late on Saturday to tackle the fire, which broke out in the municipality of Pedrógão Grande before spreading fast.
    More at : https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...n-forest-fires
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    Fires everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Fires everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satanboy View Post
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    Argh. Were in Porto at the moment. Travelling to Coimbra tomorrow. Hope they get it under control. Theres a heatwave here with some areas apparently hitting 40 degrees. Its been 32 degrees + since we got here.

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    Crazy fires. Death toll up to 62 now.

    Photos here:

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    Geez, hope no kids were in those cars...
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