Crews battle Portugal wildfires
on 23/08/2013 10:02:12
Commander Antonio Ribeiro of the Serra de Caramulo firefighting division says the crew ran from the flames but the fire-fighter who died fled in the wrong direction.
He said today that she was later found dead.
The fire in hills near the small city of Tondela in north central Portugal was brought under control late yesterday, but there were reports today of another fire that broke out nearby. Mr Ribeiro said about 200 firefighters were trying to prevent more from starting in hot, dry conditions.