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700 Firefighters in Portugal Battle Wildfire West of Lisbon

2018-10-07 13:05
Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire on Oct. 7, in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate about 350 people. The fire that broke out overnight in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park that covers hilly terrain near the Atlantic coast injured 17 firefighters and one civilian, Andre Fernandes of Portugal's civil protection agency said Sunday.