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07 Oct 2018 | 05:09 PM UTC

Portugal: Wildfire near Lisbon on October 6-7

Portugal News Alert

Wildfire ongoing in Sintra and Cascais park near Lisbon as of October 7; several hundred firemen deployed to the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal

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Event

A wildfire broke out on the evening of Saturday, October 6, in the Sintra and Cascais natural park, located 25 km (15 mi) west of Lisbon. According to local sources, 700 firefighters have been deployed to the area to combat the blaze as of Sunday, October 7. Authorities have ordered residents to evacuate in Biscaia, Figueira do Guincho, and Charneca. In addition, the EN-247 highway was closed between Malveira da Serra and Cabo da Roca. Further evacuation notices are possible in the coming hours as efforts to contain the fires continue.


Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling in areas near the wildfires, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation. Children and those with respiratory illnesses are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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