Wildfires in Portugal

  • Domingos Xavier Viegas | xavier.viegas@dem.uc.pt ADAI, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Abstract

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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Published
2018-05-18
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Wildfires; Portugal.
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How to Cite
Viegas, D. X. (2018). Wildfires in Portugal. Fire Research, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/fire.2018.52