Fire in Abrantes with 10% of the active perimeter


The fire that broke out on Sunday in the municipality of Abrantes was at 4:30 pm this Monday with 10% of the active perimeter, a source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS) of Santarém told Lusa.

According to the same source, “there are no houses in danger”.

At that time, 554 operatives were on the ground, supported by 176 vehicles and two air assets, according to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority.

Two firefighters were injured in this fire, “one from exhaustion and the other with slight burns resulting from heat radiation”.

The fire started at 18:02 on Sunday, in the parish of Fontes.

The mayor of Abrantes, Manuel Jorge Valamatos, said that, so far, the information he has is that 350 hectares have burned, mainly “bush and forest”, as well as a shed and a vacant house.

“The two most complicated outbreaks are already nearing completion”, added Manuel Jorge Valamatos.


Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.

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