700 firefighters battle blaze in Portugal

Vastavam web: Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal’s civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight firefighters and one civilian. Firefighters on the ground are being supported by 225 vehicles and six aerial fire-fighting units. It was also a wake-up call for authorities, who were slow to react to social trends and a changing climate.