A1 reopened in both directions between Leiria and Fátima

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Highway 1 (A1), closed to traffic this afternoon due to a fire in Arrabal, in the municipality of Leiria, has already been reopened, a GNR source told Lusa.

According to the same source, the road, which connects Lisbon to Porto, was reopened in both directions at 20:27.

“There is already unrestricted traffic, but it could be closed again at any time if the smoke intensifies,” he added.

According to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, the alert for the fire was given at 13:47.

By 21:10, 213 operatives were on the scene, supported by 63 vehicles.

The National Road 113 (EN 113), which connects Leiria to Ourém, in the district of Santarém, was also closed during the afternoon due to another fire that broke out in Caranguejeira, in the town of Lagoa da Pedra, in the municipality of Leiria, and is still closed in both directions, between the localities of Padrão and Parracheira, revealed GNR source.

The alert for this fire was given at 13:48 and 171 operatives are in the theater of operations, supported by 50 vehicles.

The councilor for Civil Protection of the Chamber of Leiria, Luís Lopes, said that the fires “decreased in intensity” and that the trail machines are on the ground.

“The means are being positioned to make the perimeter of the fires. We hope to have the situation under control in the next few hours,” said the mayor.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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