Caranguejeira fire mobilizes more than 240 operatives


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A fire in the parish of Caranguejeira is mobilizing more than 240 operatives this afternoon, and there are no homes at risk, Leiria’s Civil Protection councillor told Lusa.

Luís Lopes explained that there was a first fire in Casal Vermelho, in the parish of Caranguejeira, in the municipality of Leiria, in the early afternoon, which resulted from a rekindling of the fire that broke out on August 16.

The firefighters managed to resolve the situation and shortly afterwards a new fire broke out.

“We’re still trying to figure out if it’s a flare-up or not,” said the councillor in charge of Civil Protection at Leiria City Council.

Luís Lopes said that the fight was progressing well, believing that the situation could be resolved “in the next few hours”, not least because more resources are being deployed.

“It’s a forest area, and there are no houses at risk, or nearby,” he said.

According to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, at 18:10 there were 248 operatives on the scene, supported by 64 vehicles and nine aircraft.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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