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Firemen fight forest fires in portugal’s Algarve

More than four hundred firefighters are trying a large forest fire in the south of Portugal under control.

The fire began Friday afternoon in the near Monchique, in the Algarve, at about thirty kilometers of some of the popular beaches. Forty people were as a precaution evacuated.

The fire department everywhere in the country extra vigilant for forest fires is now the Iberian peninsula is overrun by an extreme heat wave, with recordtemperaturen to 46 degrees Celsius. Reason for the heat wave, probably until at least Sunday will last, it is the hot wind from Africa.

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