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Pilot dies tackling Portugal blaze, 237 deaths in Spain amid fierce warmth wave | Important | English version

A firefighting pilot was killed in a crash whereas tackling a blaze in northern Portugal and the variety of heat-related deaths in Spain rose to 237 in current days because the area continues to grapple Saturday with a ferocious warmth wave that’s fueling forest fires and threatens to deliver record-breaking temperatures to the UK early subsequent week.

Within the grip of maximum temperatures and drought circumstances, round 1,400 firefighters had been tackling wildfires in Portugal Saturday, the place probably the most intense blazes had been concentrated within the north and within the area of Porto.

A 38-year-pilot who had been participating in an operation to extinguish a fireplace in Torre de Moncorvo, close to the Spanish border in northern Portugal, died when his Fireplace Boss plane got here down after gathering water from the Duero river on Friday, Portuguese authorities mentioned.




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