The commander of the Castelo Branco CDOS also stressed that the aftermath and fire consolidation operations will continue “all night”.
According to the Civil Protection page, at 00:15 today, 162 operational operations were still in operation, supported by 53 vehicles.
The alert for the fire in the town of Torre, in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, was given at 17:33.
EN 240, which links Termas de Monfortinho to Escalos de Baixo, near Castelo Branco, had been cut to facilitate operations, but was later reopened.
The fire came to be fought with the support of six air forces that demobilized at the end of Tuesday afternoon as their autonomy forced it and due to the approaching night.
[Notícia atualizada às 01:10 de 1 de julho]