Wednesday 14 November 2018

In Pictures: Portugal fire blazes for five days without end in sight

Authorities had hoped lower overnight temperatures would allow services to finally contain the blaze (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Authorities had hoped lower overnight temperatures would allow services to finally contain the blaze (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
People watch as the wildfire gets closer to Monchique, in southern Portugal’s Algarve region, a popular tourist destination. Photo: Javier Fergo/AP
A firefighter jumps off a small mound while working on a fire near the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Firefighters are still battling the wildfires (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Wildfire outside the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal’s Algarve region (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Large flames are seen on a hillside outside the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Firefighters help to put out a forest fire in the village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Firefighters help to put out a forest fire next to the village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Firefighters help to put out a forest fire in the village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
A helicopter drops water on a fire near small village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Residents return to their homes in the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6 2018. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
police officer evacuates locals due to a wildfire close to Monchique in the Algarve. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A car passes next to a fire near small village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
A helicopter drops water on a fire near small village of Monchique, Portugal August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
A firefighter works on an active fire on a hillside outside the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
People observe from outside their homes as fire gets closer to their village (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Smoke columns rise due to a wildfire close to Monchique in the Portuguese Algarve

Emergency services continue to battle a huge fire in the southern Algarve region, as it moves south towards popular tourist towns on the coast.

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