MAFRA, Portugal — Tons of of firefighters battled a blaze raging in a Portuguese municipality close to the capital Lisbon on Sunday as excessive temperatures and powerful winds made it tougher to place out the flames.
Backed by water-bombers and 123 autos, greater than 400 firefighters have been introduced in after a hearth erupted in a mountainous space of the municipality of Mafra at round 3 p.m. native time (1400 GMT) on Sunday.
An enormous cloud of black smoke billowed over the city of Venda do Pinheiro, in Mafra, with the fireplace forcing authorities to dam a number of roads and evacuate a care residence. Many locals left their properties out of worry.
Smoke rising from the fireplace may very well be seen from Lisbon…
Carry on studying: Tons of of firefighters battle blaze close to Lisbon