Fire followed by explosion seriously injures man in Lagos

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A 49-year-old man was seriously injured today following an explosion caused by a fire in a prefabricated house in Barão de São João, in the municipality of Lagos, a Civil Protection source told Lusa.

According to a source from the Algarve Sub-regional Emergency and Civil Protection Command, due to the seriousness of the injuries, the man had to be airlifted to one of Lisbon’s central hospitals.

According to the same source, the fire broke out at 09:00 in that town in the Faro district, and the explosion was possibly caused by a gas bottle.

However, the causes of the fire “are still unknown”, said the source.

Fourteen Civil Protection personnel were involved in the rescue operations, with the support of four vehicles and a helicopter from the National Institute for Medical Emergencies (INEM).

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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