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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of smoke and fire along Portugal’s coast on Aug. 11, 2016. (Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response)

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of smoke and fire along Portugal’s coast on Aug. 11, 2016. (Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response)

Since early August 2016, hundreds of fires have been raging in Portugal and Spain. More than 4,000 firefighters and 30 aircraft battled blazes on mainland Portugal, but heat and strong winds hampered the firefighting efforts.

Meanwhile, wildfires also were burning on the Portuguese island of Madeira and approaching its largest city, Funchal. The fires have killed three people and destroyed more than 150 homes, according to news reports. Authorities think some of the fires may have been set by arsonists, and several suspects have been detained.

 

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