Portugal: Firefighters battle to contain wildfire in south coast of Portugal

Firefighters continued to battle against flames in Monchique on Monday, as a four-day wildfire on the south coast of Portugal threatened to engulf a hillside town. 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 kilometers) south of Lisbon, according to the Civil Protection Agency.

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