The Center of Portugal is again suffering from the scourge of forest fires. Five years after the tragedy befell most of the region, the nightmare of fires that hit again this summer the territories of Central Portugal, devastating in recent days the most extensive protected area in Portugal: our magnificent Serra da Estrela.
The Regional Tourism Center hit for all those who manifest themselves from this great solidity deeper fire and as great and regrettable for all the materials of Serra da Estrela deeper and as hard as the materials of Serra da Estrela. Knowing that there are local places in the Serra that will hardly go back to what they used to be, the certainty that with everyone’s effort the Natural Park will rebuild and continue to be the tourist destination of excellence that it has always been.
We also send a hug to all municipalities and solidarity spirit. The recovery effort will require superhuman commitment from everyone. Municipalities and specialists know that they can count on the full support of this arduous task from the Centro de Turismo de Portugal.
Finally, we address the greatest words of protection to the brave and civil protection services, which present such an adverse situation, which shows a fiber of heroes admittedly to our civil services. We know that all Portuguese people join us in this message of solidarity.
To all tourists and visitors, Centro Portugal asks you to pay more attention to your behavior, as well as risk behaviors, especially at such a delicate time. Always pay attention to weather conditions that point to possible incident risks; know what fires are in the country; take note of the self-security measures to be adopted and those responsible to follow; and we confirm whether or not events related to nature are held during the hottest periods of the year. In this way, you will be helping Centro de Portugal to remain green and safe.