José Gonçalves, Mayor of Aljezur, went public to thank all those who, in some way, helped to fight the flames and their consequences, during the fire that broke out in São Teotónio and that was at the gates of the town of Odeceixe, where it burned «about 2 hectares» and left a trail of destruction.
Thanks are addressed "to all the firefighters and firefighters, to the forest firefighters, to the device of the National Republican Guard, to the other combatants and civil protection agents and collaborating entities present in the theater of operations, to ANEPC, to the mayors and workers of the Municipality and das Freguesias, the Clube de Caça e Pesca do Concelho de Aljezur, the owners who provided tracked machines, tractors and other equipment and all entities, companies and anonymous individuals who collaborated in the delivery and preparation of food at AHBV Aljezur and in the canteen from EBI/JI Prof. Piedade Matoso».
On the same note, the mayor of Aljezur reports that, at the moment, the Municipality's concerns are centered on «urgent support for populations, animal feed and economic activity», as well as «planning of necessary actions for the recovery phase of the cycle of emergencies in civil protection».
José Gonçalves also speaks of the meetings that he and his counterparts in Odemira and Monchique, the other two municipalities affected by the fire, have already held with members of the Government, «namely the Ministers of Agriculture and Territorial Cohesion, the Secretary of State for Tourism , with new contacts planned with governments and organizations at national and regional level so that, together, solutions and financial support mechanisms are found for the recovery of economic activity and the well-being of the populations».
«To praise the articulation of efforts carried out by all the rescue and security forces, local authorities, public entities, private entities and companies and anonymous population that allowed the protection of people and goods, the logistical support of firefighting and the reception of displaced families», he reinforces.
«The affected landscape saddens us, property damage is a reality, but together we will overcome this adversity», concludes José Gonçalves.