5,000 de­ployed to fight blazes

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Al­most 5,000 fire­fight­ers sup­ported by wa­ter-drop­ping air­craft are de­ployed across cen­tral and north­ern ar­eas of Por­tu­gal as the coun­try con­tin­ued its daily sum­mer­time bat­tle against wild­fires. The Civil Pro­tec­tion Agency said it has man­aged to bring un­der con­trol all but one of 108 for­est fires that broke out on Sun­day. Por­tu­gal is blighted an­nu­ally by sum­mer wild­fires, and one last month killed 64 peo­ple.

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