Portugal firefighters battling out of control wildfire; Evacuations in place

Forest Fire Portugal Thousands of hectares have already been destroyed by the fire ( Image: LUIS FORRA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Raging Portugal wildfires force hundreds of tourists to flee apocalyptic inferno
  • Hundreds of terrified tourists have been evacuated from dream holidays in southern Portugal after wildfires continue to rage out of control.
  • The huge blaze has destroyed thousands of hectares of land in the area of Odemira, in the Alentejo region, since the disaster started on Saturday. It has now spread south towards the Algarve, prompting the evacuation of 1,400 people which includes tourists staying at four resorts in the holiday destination, as well as 19 small villages.
  • Efforts by hundreds of firefighters to control the flames are being hampered by high temperatures which have reached 40C and strong winds. Satellite photos showed huge amounts of smoke billowing from the areas.
  • Civil Protection commander Jose Ribeiro said there was still a “lot of work” to do to bring the wildfire under control.
  • August is usually the hottest month of the year in Portugal.
  • The huge fires in Portugal follows extreme weather in July which caused havoc across the planet, with record temperatures recorded in China, the United States and parts of southern Europe.

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