Passenger Films Escape Down Highway Through Portugal Wildfires

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 17, 2017
Published: October 17, 2017

At least 39 people were reported to have died by October 17 as dozens of fires continued to burn across Portugal. Officials have blamed extreme drought and abnormally high temperatures for the time of year. The situation was exacerbated by high winds from the tail-end of Hurricane Ophelia, which brushed the Iberian peninsula on October 16. This footage shows fires burning along the A17 in the Coimbra area of central Portugal. Credit: YouTube/Miguel Gomes via Storyful

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