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Portugal fights wildfires with new tactics as heatwaves raise risk

A fire fighting helicopter works to contain a wildfire in Leiria, Portugal July 13, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Rodrigo Antunes

Joanna Gill

Europe Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation


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Luis Paulo Pita, a forest engineer doing field work in Coimbra, Portugal where he is working for wildfire prevention efforts. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Joanna Gill


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New eucalyptus trees sprout from burnt saplings, the species is adapted to surviving and recovering after wildfire in Coimbra, Portugal, June 2022. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Joanna Gill

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