Wildfires in Portugal


Submitted: 12 December 2017
Accepted: 12 January 2018
Published: 18 May 2018
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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.


Viegas, D. X. (2018). Wildfires in Portugal. Fire Research, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/fire.2018.52

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