If necessary, the means are already in place to remove people from the Fornalha area.
At least one Kamov helicopter, one light helicopter and two Fireboss planes are battling the flames.
Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Services met with businessmen and local tourism development associations after the fire
The Municipal Commission underlines «the spirit of sacrifice and the committed action taken by the Firefighters, Civil Protection and other entities»
Fire was reported as contained at 10:32 yesterday
Fire has already consumed 7 thousand hectares
According to the Sub-regional Commander of Emergency and Civil Protection of the Alentejo Litoral, the «populations were not at risk»
Fire started yesterday at 14:49 pm
Evacuated houses are no longer in danger
Mayor of Odemira says that «all means are installed and, from the outset, things will evolve positively»
The suspect tried to run away but was caught.