Deadly Wildfires Claim Lives, Scorch Land in Portugal

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 2017
Published: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 2017

At least 37 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. These videos were taken on October 15. The situation was exacerbated by high winds from the tail-end of Hurricane Ophelia, which brushed the Iberian peninsula on October 16. Fires are also burning in Spain; between Portugal and Spain fires, 41 people have died. Credit: Facebook/Filipe Oliveira via Storyful

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