Portugal: Firefighters battle large wildfire for fifth day

Firefighters continued to battle a large wildfire which threatened to engulf the southern Portugal municipality of Monchique for the fifth day in a row on Tuesday. Local officials say over 1,100 firefighters and eight aircraft were fighting the blaze that was caused by a mass of hot air from North Africa. At least 44 people required medical assistance as the blaze passed by the outskirts of... Еще Monchique, 155 miles (250 kilometres) south of Lisbon, according to the Civil Protection Agency.

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