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Castro Marim fire causes evacuations and motorway closure

Published on 17/08/2021

The alert for the rural fire was given at 01:05 in the early hours of yesterday (Monday 16th August) and was considered to be under control by 10:20, however the “severe weather picture”, with high temperatures and wind, caused a “very strong reactivation” in the middle of the critical period of the day, close to the head/right flank of the original fire, and this quickly became “out of extinguishing capacity”, explained the regional operational commander of Faro, Richard Marques.

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em style=”color: #ffffff;”>Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/