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Forest fire danger remains critical in Portugal


forest fires 2010

In 2010, Portugal is again affected by severe forest fires© cafrizell (

During the last weeks, Portugal has seen conditions of high and very high fire danger. These conditions that favour fire ignition and spread lead to a number of simultaneous forest fires in Northern Portugal. Fire danger forecast provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) shows that fire danger conditions will continue to be critical in the next days, with a gradual decrease of fire danger though still remaining in the very high levels in large areas of the Iberian peninsula. A slight improvement is expected for 19 August.



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