Aerial means joined this afternoon to fight the fire that has plowed since Saturday in Lindoso, Ponte da Barca, after having lifted the fog that prevented the aerial combat in the morning, said a Civil Protection source.
There are thousands of pine trees growing in the National Forest of Leiria, three years after the fire that destroyed 86% of the forest in Marinha Grande. The State speaks of a high rate of regeneration, but on the ground there is criticism, asking for more means.
Four models of masks with insufficient retention of particles in the filtering material were, in a single day, the subject of alerts from the Directorate-General for Consumers (DGC) and the European rapid alert system for non-food products (Rapex).
The National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) assured today that the first helicopter deployed to help the pilots of the 'Canadair' that fell on Saturday, when fighting the fire that plowed in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, arrived at the site about one hour after the alert.
Seven districts in the interior of mainland Portugal continue today, until 21:00 pm, under yellow warning, from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), due to the expected high temperatures, which increase the risk of fire.
The source, linked to the MAI, recalled that, during the fire fighting, there was an accident with a Portuguese fire fighting aircraft, which caused the pilot's death.
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