Rekindling of fire in Odemira mobilizes 144 firefighters, 44 vehicles and four air resources

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The Odemira fire, given as dominated on Wednesday, reactivated in the early afternoon today and is being fought by 144 firefighters, supported by 44 vehicles and four aerial means, revealed Civil Protection.

Source of the Sub-Regional Command of Emergency and Civil Protection of Alentejo Litoral indicated to the Lusa agency that the alert for a rekindle in the perimeter of the rural fire was given at 14:49.

Contacted by Lusa, the mayor of Odemira, Hélder Guerreiro, said that the reignition took place in an area between Delfeira and Relva Grande, in the parish of São Teotónio, in this Alentejo municipality.

The fire, which started on the 5th and was reported to be contained at 10:15 on Wednesday, was being monitored.

The rural fire in an area of scrub and pine forest broke out in the Baiona area, in the parish of São Teotónio, municipality of Odemira, in the middle of the afternoon of the 5th and entered the Algarve municipalities of Monchique and Aljezur.

The burned area amounts to about 8,400 hectares, within a perimeter of 50 kilometers.

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