Fires

A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 5:25 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The European Union has activated its civil protection efforts to help Portugal fight forest fires that have killed at least 43 people. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 4:51 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Spain's prime minister has offered support to Portugal after forest fires have killed at least 43 people in the neighboring country. Mariano Rajoy has tweeted that he is "overwhelmed by the tragedy at Pedrogao...
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The remains of Grenfell Tower stand in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 18, 2017 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they are helping the Syrian family of the first officially confirmed victim of the London tower blaze to come to Britain. The Home Office said late Saturday night it will make arrangements for the family of Mohammad Alhajali to "travel to the U.K. in these...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 4:37 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A local resident who fled from a forest fire in central Portugal has blamed the lack of rain for helping produce the blaze that has killed 43 people and injured scores more. Avelar resident Isabel Brandao has...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 4:25 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 43 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." Nearly 60 other people...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:56 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 39 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." The death toll initially...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:53 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 8:25 a.m. A Portuguese interior ministry official says that the death toll in the forest fires raging in central Portugal has increased to 39. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving the new...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:47 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 39 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." The death toll initially...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:31 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 8:25 a.m. Portugal's interior minister says that the death toll in the forest fires raging in the center of the country has increased to 39. Interior Minister Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving the new figure on...
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June 18, 2017 - 1:22 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150...
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