Victims of forest fires in Portugal were 27 people, injuring 51 people, 15 of them are in serious condition. It is reported SAPO24.
In extinguishing the fire involved six thousand firemen and rescuers, who have 1.8 thousand units of special equipment. The main fires are located in the districts of Coimbra, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Aveiro, Leiria, Lisbon, Viseu, Vila real and Santarem.
The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa released in connection with this situation a special statement. “The head of state expresses its solidarity with the people and local authorities throughout the country, and also thanked the fire Department and other structures of civil protection, involved in fire fighting, and expresses its deep condolences to the bereaved families”, — the document says.
Portuguese authorities have called the current forest fires are the most powerful after similar events this summer. Then fire victims were 64 people.