Portugal wildfires: Huge operation tackles central Portugal blazes – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49061785

Hundreds of firefighters have spent the day battling wildfires in a forested, mountainous area of central Portugal.

Eight firefighters and 12 civilians have been injured in the Castelo Branco region, according to the interior ministry.

One badly burned civilian was evacuated by helicopter to the capital Lisbon.

Helicopters and tanker planes have been used to douse three major blazes in the region, with two now said to have been brought under control.

The biggest operation – involving 800 firefighters, 245 vehicles including bulldozers, and 13 planes and helicopters – is tackling a fire in the municipality of Vila de Rei.

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