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Deadly fires rage on in Portugal

Date : 12th August 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Portuguese firefighters are continuing to battle dozens of forest fires that are sweeping through the country and have killed two of their colleagues. 50 fires are burning in central and northern parts of the country, according to the Reuters news agency. The country's civil defence agency says that 1,500 firefighters have been mobilised to tackle the blazes. Around 18,000 hectares (44,500 acres) of forests and bushland are now believed to have been affected.

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