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Monchique fire put out after four hour operation

bombeirosA fire that started at 1:33 on Monday afternoon in the Monchique area was tackled by 130 firefighters with help from aerial support.

The flames tore through scrubland in the Ribeira das Canas area, near the county border with Portimão.

Strong winds hampered efforts to quell the flames but the fire finally was declared extinguished at 5:35pm.