Hundreds of tourists flee holiday resorts in Portugal and nine firefighters are injured by massive wildfires amid brutal heatwave

The wildfire, currently being tackled by over 800 firefighters, started on Saturday in the municipality of Odemira, in the Alentejo region, but has since spread south towards the Algarve, one of Portugal’s top tourist destinations.

Firefighting teams were aided by 14 water-bombing planes which attempted to extinguish the flames from the air.

Nine firefighters have been injured, while more than a hundred tourists have been evacuated out of hotels to safety as the blaze continues to spread.

More than 20,000 locals and holidaymakers were forced to flee as fires spread across Greece, with a particularly fierce blaze tearing across the island of Rhodes.






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