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Firefighters in Portugal battle wildfires at close range

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Firemen fight the flames of a forest fire near Tondela, central Portugal, on Oct.7. Media reports citing the Portuguese meteorological office, stated that an anticyclone on its way to the western Mediterranean led to hot and dry weather. It caused a heatwave in Portugal with an increased danger of forest fires.

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Firemen fight the flames of a forest fire near Tondela, central Portugal, on Oct. 7.

This looks dangerous to me.

Portugal has been battling wildfires due to drought and heat since July. I'm sure they were hoping October would bring some relief.