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Fires devastate northern Portugal

More than 230 firefighters have continued to tackle blazes in northern Portugal.

According to the country's National Forest Authority, 19,346 hectares (47,805 acres) of forest have been burned and destroyed.

The current fires are the latest to have hit Portugal in recent years.

In 2006, six firefighters were killed whilst tackling a wildfire in the centre of the country.

  • 13 Aug 2010
  • From the section Europe
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