Massive Forest Fire Claims Lives
Tue Jun 27: A news agency has reported that a large forest fire ignited on Saturday
in central Portugal. The agency also claimed multiple lives were
lost which marks this as one of the worst disasters in the country's
recent history. Help to the stricken area has been offered from across
Europe. The European Union has promised firefighting aircraft and
Spain has already sent two planes to pitch in to the disaster aid.
The Portuguese government has sent 700 firefighters along with 260
soldiers to fight the fire.