On the background of dry and very hot weather (about 40 degrees) in the Central part of Portugal on Saturday, June 17, occurred forest fires over a large area.
The Portuguese government announced at least 25 dead, reports BBC.
To extinguish the fire attracted more than a thousand representatives of the fire service and over 400 fire engines.
In total, there were at least 11 fires, in particular in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande.
Information on casualties or damage specified.