Wildfires in Portugal

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Domingos Xavier Viegas *
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Domingos Xavier Viegas | xavier.viegas@dem.uc.pt


In 2017 Portugal was devastated by forest fires that destroyed more than 500 thousand hectares and claimed at least 112 lives. The country was plagued with a severe drought that raised the risk of fire and was caught by two prominent episodes of extreme conditions: one in mid-June and another in mid-October that caused the greatest damages.

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