Circulation on the Complementary Itinerary 2 (IC2) between Quebradas (Azambuja) and Asseiceira (Rio Maior), cut off due to the fire that affects the districts of Leiria, Santarém and Lisbon, was resumed at 10:30 pm, a source from the Civil Protection told Lusa today. .
The fire that broke out at 1:45 pm on Wednesday in Rostos, in Caldas da Rainha, district of Leiria, affected the municipality of Rio Maior, district of Santarém, and Azambuja, district of Lisbon and source of the National Civil Emergency Authority (ANEPC). ).
In a statement to Lusa, at 00:10, a source from ANEPC explained that the fire is still active but the fight is “evolving favorably”.
“There is still a lot of work to be done on the ground,” he warned.
The “theater of operations” reinforced throughout the occurrence and a reinforcement of reinforcement “whenever necessary”, added the same source.
According to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC), at 00:15 the fire was being fought by 597 protected persons supported by 197 land resources.
By 10:30 pm on Wednesday, the fire had mobilized 413 vehicles supported by 139 vehicles.
During the fight against the fire in Caldas da Rainha, a firefighter, from the Óbidos corporation, died of “sudden illness”.
By early Wednesday night, ANEPC had recorded 43 fires until 1900, with emphasis on the one that broke out in Caldas da Rainha, and those in Alijó da Serra da Estrela, meanwhile, already under control.