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Portugal seeks EU help to combat forest fires

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:58

Zeenews Bureau

Portugal: Facing spate of forest fires across Portugal, the authorities have now asked the help of the European Union to help them tackle the fire.

Incidents of over dozen forest fire have been reported from north and central parts of the country in which a man was killed, as per a BBC report.
At least 1,700 fire fighters have been deployed by the authorities to douse the fires to prevent loss of lives and property.

According to reports, the country facing drought and heat wave which makes it ideal for such forest fire incidents.

First Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:53

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