Wildfires blaze across unseasonably hot, dry Portugal

Flames of an approaching forest fire are seen near the small village of Gondomil, near Valenca, Portugal March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

GONDOMIL, Portugal (Reuters) – Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters struggled on Wednesday to contain wildfires which erupted far earlier in the season than usual because of unexpectedly hot and windy weather. Ten fires were burning across the country, most in the north, several months before the late spring season when fire crews are normally in place. […]

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