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Forest fires continue to rage in Portugal

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Firefighters find themselves in a life-threatening situation as they use hoses to fight a forest fire in Quinta da Sobreira, central Portugal, on Sept. 4.

This has been one of the worst summers in many years for forest fires in Portugal and the nation's civil defense says they have deployed more than 1,700 firefighters to combat fires in the center and north of the country. 

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Firefighters combat a forest fire in Quinta da Sobreira, central Portugal, on Sept. 4.

Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Smoke from a forest fire fills the air in Alvaiazere, near Ourem, Portugal, on Sept. 4.

Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Firefighters combat a forest fire in Alvaiazere, near Ourem, Portugal, Sept. 4.

 

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