2017 Portugal wildfires
portuguese wildfires in june 2017
A series of wildfires erupted across central Portugal during the night of 17–18 June 2017, resulting in at least 65 deaths and at least 254 injured people.
The majority of deaths took place in Pedrógão Grande when a fire swept across a road filled with evacuees. Portuguese officials dispatched more than 1,700 firefighters nationwide to combat the blazes and Prime Minister António Costa declared three days of national mourning.
- ↑ "Portugal wildfire: 65 killed, victims burned in cars as they fled". 17 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
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