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Forest Fire Injures 6 Firefighters in Portugal

Monday, 03 July 2017 11:38 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Six firefighters were hurt Monday while tackling a wildfire near where 64 people died in a forest blaze last month, Portuguese emergency services said.

The injured firefighters worked for a private company and were helping public services at the fire, the Civil Protection Agency said. It said none was badly hurt.

The fire was in the central region of Tomar, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Lisbon, where temperatures were around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) Monday. Almost 200 firefighters and eight water-dropping aircraft were at the scene.

The fire was in forest 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Pedrogao Grande, where dozens died in a blaze on June 17.

Wildfires are a common occurrence in Portugal during the summer.

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