The blaze began on Saturday in the hilly Monchique area of the southern Algarve region, popular with tourists. Authorities evacuated two villages in the area and 10 water-carrying aircraft were being used to fight the flames.
Hot air from North Africa has caused the most severe heatwave in Iberia since 2003, one of the worst years on record for forest fires.
Seeking to prevent more deaths after 114 people were killed in two massive forest blazes last year in Portugal, civil protection sent mobile text alerts warning the population of an extreme risk of fires in some regions, including around the capital Lisbon. In Greece, a wildfire killed 91 people last month
Temperatures in Spain and Portugal will remain above 40C at least until Sunday (August 5), with the IPMA weather service expecting 47C in Santarem in central Portugal later on Saturday, just below Europe's record high of 48C, set in Athens in 1977.
JetBlue Plane Surrounded by Armed Police After Pilots Stop Communicating With Air Traffic Control email@example.com 2018-06-2758 views Armed police surrounded a JetBlue aircraft on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after it lost contact with air traffic control, prompting a security alert on Tuesday, June 26. Passengers on board the aircraft were left fearing for their lives after the incident at 8pm, CBS New York reported. The Airbus A320, which suffered a radio equipment glitch, subsequently returned to the gate for inspection and passengers deplaned, the report said. This video of police officers next to the aircraft was taken by a motorist driving past the airport. Credit: JEEPVader via Storyful
Man and Two Dogs Rescued After Boat Sinks in Lake Bistineau firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-06-200 views Two Bossier Parish deputies and a Good Samaritan rescued a man and his two dogs after their boat sank in Lake Bistineau on Monday, June 18. According to information released by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the man, Christopher Burns, called 911 after his boat sank, leaking him and his two dogs treading water. The two responding officers – Dep. Duane Washington and Sgt. Tim Wynn – enlisted the aid of a neighbor who knew Burns and guided them onto the lake. Burns was wearing a life jacket at the time of rescue and holding onto a cypress tree and his dogs. His boat was submerged about 50 yards away. This footage shows the rescue as well as an interview with Burns, his wife Farrah and the deputies. Credit: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office via Storyful
Lava Flows Freely at 15 Miles Per Hour From Hawaiian Volcanic Vent email@example.com 2018-06-198 views Lava continued to gush from a fissure at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii’s Puna district on Saturday, June 16. According to the US Geological Survey on that date, lava fountains from the fissure “pulsed to heights of 185 to 200 feet overnight” and the molten rock continued to flow down a channel to the ocean at Kapoho. Lava has covered nine square miles since eruptions started in May, Hawaii News Now reported. Credit: US Geological Survey via Storyful
Aerial Footage Shows Lava Flow From Fissure to Hawaiian Coast firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-06-1839 views Lava continued to gush from the Kilauea Volcano’s fissure 8 in Hawaii’s Puna district on Saturday, June 16. According to the US Geological Survey on that date, lava fountains from fissure 8 “pulsed to heights of 185 to 200 feet overnight” and the molten rock continued to flow down a channel to the ocean at Kapoho. Lava has covered nine square miles since eruptions started in May, Hawaii News Now reported. Credit: TSgt Andrew Jackson via Storyful
Kyoto Commuters Walk in Dark Tunnel After Quake Disrupts Train Services email@example.com 2018-06-188 views Commuters had to walk along a train track between Kyoto and Shiga after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Osaka and other parts of western Japan, causing disruptions to train services on June 18. This video shows people walking in a dark tunnel along the Kosei Line, a commuter rail line that runs in Keihanshin metropolitan area. Shinkansen services and local train services in Osaka, Kyoto and other prefectures were suspended due to the quake, Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported. At least three people, a nine-year-old girl and two men in their 80s, were reportedly killed in Osaka prefecture during the quake, according to the Japan Times. Credit: Takashi Tokunaga via Storyful
Police Rescue Boaties Stranded Off Gladstone Coast firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-06-1857 views Queensland Police came to the rescue of three men, who were stranded off the coast of Gladstone on Saturday, June 16, in two separate incidents. Police reported that two men were stranded after their boat overturned on Friday evening south of Rock Cod Shoal, which was around 20 km off that coast of Gladstone. They clung to their vessel until they were found by a volunteer marine unit around 10:30 am Saturday. Around an hour later, another boat off the coast of Gladstone required help due to mechanical problems. The skipper suffered severe seasickness and chest pain and was taken to Gladstone Hospital. This video shows both rescue efforts. Credit: Queensland Police Service via Storyful