Carrazeda de Ansiães fire “should soon be subdued” – Civil Protection 15-08-2023 19:46

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The fire that broke out in Pinhal do Norte, Carrazeda de Ansiães, “should soon be subdued”, a spokesman for the Douro Sub-regional Command of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority told Lusa.

Two fronts of the fire have already been dominated and that “there is still an active front, but the work continues to proceed favorably “, said the same source, stating that at this time there are no dangerous situations and the flames are only consuming bush.

During the afternoon, the only two inhabitants of Felgueira, in the parish of Pinhal do Norte, where the fire started, were evacuated from the village as a precaution.

The couple, aged about 50, will spend the night at the home of relatives in the village of Areias, in the same municipality.

The alert reached the authorities at 15:03 Monday, according to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, and at 06:00 this morning was being fought by 123 operational, supported by 37 vehicles, in that locality of the district of Bragança.

15-08-2023 19:46 Fire in Carrazeda de Ansiães has already been subdued

The fire that had been burning since Monday in Pinhal do Norte, Carrazeda de Ansiães, in the district of Bragança, was reported to be dominated at about 5:00 pm, a source from the operations command told Lusa.

According to data available on the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, at 19:30 67 operatives were still on site fighting the flames, supported by 22 vehicles.

The fire, which broke out in an area of scrubland at 15:00 on Monday, had “several hot spots, many scattered and difficult to access” early this morning.

Also during the day today, the couple who had been removed as a precaution on Monday by GNR from the town of Felgueira, also in the municipality of Carrazeda de Ansiães, returned home, according to Lusa source of the security force.

The couple, a man over 90 and a woman over 80 and who are the only inhabitants of the village, spent the night with relatives in Areias, in the same municipality, the source added.

A GNR team remains in the locality of Felgueira, in prevention.

The circulation on the Municipal Road 630, between Pereiros and Codeçais, also in the municipality of Carrazeda de Ansiães, was restored in the early afternoon, after having been cut during the morning.

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