Forest fire in Portugal raised concern, thousands of acres of land in the grip of blazing fire

Forest fire in Portugal raised concern, thousands of acres of land in the grip of blazing fire

Highlights

The rising heat in Europe has once again sparked a debate on climate change
Due to the heat, many schools and colleges have been closed till further orders.
200 people lost their lives in the first fire in Portugal

Lisbon, With the increasing heatwaves in Europe, incidents of forest fires are becoming common. Amidst rising temperatures, the forests of France and Portugal are burning with fire. While the fire is taking a formidable form in the Mafra area, north of the Portuguese capital Lisbon, four firefighters were seriously injured while fighting further in France.

A contingent of 400 firefighters is being sent to extinguish the blaze, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Lisbon, according to a report by the AFP news agency. Relief work has also been intensified amid rising flames of fire. Civil Defense Authority commander Paulo Santos told local Renacenca radio that 30 people had been evacuated as a precaution. These people have been sent to safer places. According to local media, Portuguese people present near the scene are continuously sprinkling water to save their gardens from the fire.

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Fire also raised concern in northern and central Portugal
The fires in the northern and central regions of Portugal have also added to the problems. According to the government agency, more than 1,000 firefighters will be needed to douse the fire. According to the Meteorological Institute, parts of northern and central Portugal have been put on alert for the end of this week. Temperatures are likely to exceed 40 degrees Celsius in these areas. Concerned about the rising heat, the administration has advised people to stay at home. Along with this, it is also being asked to drink more and more water.

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Experts are blaming climate change for the rising temperature. According to experts, Europe should still be prepared for more dire consequences. According to data from the Institute of Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF), more than 58,000 hectares (143,000 acres) of land has come under fire this year. Let us tell you that due to the fire in Portugal in the year 2017, 100 people lost their lives.

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