The spread of a fire depends on weather conditions (wind direction and intensity, relative air humidity, temperature), degree of dryness and type of vegetation cover, terrain, access to the fire site, time of intervention (time Between the alert and the first intervention in the fire attack, commonly referred to as the initial attack), etc. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. Today the IPMA (Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere) has put 4 municipalities of Algarve on maximum alert for fire risk, the highest level on the alert scale set up by the Portuguese authorities. Wildfires are blazing in the Algarve region of Portugal, popular with British holidaymakers for its beaches, golf courses and weather. More than 1,000 firefighters, helped by aircraft, are tackling the blazes in a popular tourist region. Hi everyone, I hope some of the resident experts can help. Explore the state of forests worldwide by analyzing tree cover change on GFW’s interactive global forest map using satellite data. The trend will worsen over the weekend with 7 Algarve municipalities on maximum fire alert, and the entire region at least at high risk. Some 700 firefighters deployed alongside aircraft to tackle fires near Monchique amid 45C heat Portugal is battling to contain wildfires in hills above Monchique, a town in the Algarve. Learn about deforestation rates and other land use practices, forest fires, forest communities, biodiversity and much more. Algarve has second highest HIV diagnosis rate in Portugal The Portugal News 10:08 3-Dec-20 Money for less: Portugal and Spain borrow more, pay less City AM 09:44 3-Dec-20 Country visit to Portugal to discuss policies relating to antimicrobial resistance European … PLEASE DIAL 112 TO REPORT WILDFIRES AND ANY OTHER EMERGENCIES . About 1,800 firefighters were struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters, authorities said today. Portugal’s judiciary police has collected some evidence and artifacts that could be related to the fires’ origin, an official told Lusa news agency. Stay at home swimathon. Due to the COVID 19 crisis we are unable to host our usual fundraising events so Debby Burton has decided to combine her lockdown fitness regime with raising money to support the bombeiros. We are nearing the end of our 2 week stay just outside Paderne, north of Albufeira.This morning we have awakened to thick smoke surrounding the villa and area. Portugal wildfires: Scores evacuated as Algarve blazes rage near tourist resorts.