Wednesday 12 December 2018

VIDEO: 'The sky was red' - Irish holidaymakers on emergency evacuation in Portugal wildfire

Footage shot by an Irish family on holiday in Portugal reveals extent of wildfire in Portugal.

An Irish family has told how they had to be urgently evacuated when “wildfires breaking out by themselves” left them stranded amidst the huge flames that have swept the forested hills of Algrave in Portugal.

Gordon Englishby, his wife Bairbre, and their two children Rebecca and Rhys, were on a holiday in Portimo, Algrave when they had to flee from their hotel due to a forest fire on Sunday evening.

Read more: 'We could see the fire, the sky was red' - Irish family on emergency evacuation from Portuguese hotel as area ravaged by wildfires

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