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Minister summons help from Spain, France and Morocco to battle the largest number of fires in Portugal’s history

fireforestPortugal’s Minister for Internal Administration Constança Urbano de Sousa, has been forced to ask for help from European neighbours as the country continues to suffer from hundreds of fires raging across the central zone.

Extra air support, largely in the form of expensive Canadair aircraft, and ground forces have been sent to help tackle the most intense period of fires the country has ever experienced.


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