Wildfire in Central Portugal (In Pictures)

More than a thousand firefighters battled to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations, in a region where dozens were killed in huge blazes. The firefighters were deployed to tackle three fires in the mountainous and heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 kilometres north of Lisbon, according to the website of the Civil Protection.

A villager carries a bucket with water as a wildfire encroaches on his home at Amendoa in Macao, central Portugal on July 21, 2019.  (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / RSS)
A villager holds a hose as a wildfire comes close to his house at Amendoa in Macao, central Portugal on July 21, 2019. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / RSS)
Photo : Miguel Riopa (AFP/ RSS)
A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. (Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / RSS)
(Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / RSS)
(Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / RSS)

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