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14 elderly people hospitalized as a precaution after a fire in a Barcelos home
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14 elderly people hospitalized as a precaution after a fire in a Barcelos home

A fire in a home in Macieira de Rates, in the municipality of Barcelos, led to the removal of 14 users, who were transported to hospital units as a precaution, the civil protection source told Lusa. A source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS) of Braga said that the fire had originated in a mattress and due to the heavy smoke in the area, it was decided to remove 14 elderly people to hospitals. The fire alert took place at around 22:30 in a home in Macieira de Rates, municipality of Barcelos, district of Braga. The 14 elderly were transported to the hospital units in Barcelos, Famalicão and Póvoa de Varzim. The fire occurred on the upper floor of the residential structure for the elderly and only the users of that floor w...
Corsica: oil residues recovered by firefighters on a beach on the east coast
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Corsica: oil residues recovered by firefighters on a beach on the east coast

Hydrocarbon residues were discovered on a beach on the east coast of Corsica after the probable wild degassing of a ship, the Corsican prefecture said.Access to the beach, located on the edge of the Solenzara seaside resort, was blocked by the gendarmes on Monday June 14, as was that of the neighboring campsite. A tractor then filtered the residue remaining on the sand, noted an AFP photographer.→ READ Corsica: on the track of the ship causing the pollution"The tailings are distributed over approximately 500 meters long and 50 centimeters wide in a discontinuous manner", specified the prefecture, adding that means were deployed to collect these remains of oil.The gendarmes and firefighters must carry out reconnaissance on land to identify "Any other areas of grounding or ...
15-year-old teenager is missing in the Tagus river
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15-year-old teenager is missing in the Tagus river

A 15-year-old teenager is missing in the Tagus River, near the Ribeira de Santarém, a source from the Santarém District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) told Lusa. The warning of the youth's disappearance was given at 19:51 by a family member. The smallest was found in Ribeira de Santarém, next to the Tagus River, in an area of ​​natural river beach. At around 9:15 pm, 28 operational workers were on site, including 10 divers, assisted by a vessel, sapper firefighters from Santarém, municipal firefighters from Alpiarça and Cartaxo, and volunteer firefighters from Salvaterra de Magos. The operations also include elements of the PSP, a medical vehicle from Santarém and psychological support from INEM and the municipality. ...
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Man in serious condition after explosion in pleasure boat in Douro

One man was seriously injured and two more people were injured following an explosion on a pleasure boat on the Douro River, in Marco de Canaveses, on Sunday. The deputy command of the Marco de Canaveses Volunteer Fire Brigade, Jorge Saraiva, told Lusa that the three wounded were transported to the hospital in São João, in Porto. The 50-year-old man was considered seriously injured and the slightest ones are a 46-year-old woman and an 18-year-old young man. According to Jorge Saraiva, the explosion took place in a fuel tank of the vessel that was located at Praia Fluvial de Bitetos, in Alpendorada, Várzea and Torrão, in Marco de Canaveses. The official said he did not know the causes of the explosion and added that the pleasure boat "ap...
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Man dies crushed by car while reviewing

A 51-year-old man was crushed to death by a vehicle while he was undergoing his inspection this Thursday in Mazarefes, Viana do Castelo. Source of firefighters told Lusa that "the accident occurred on land where a land sales yard works, located next to a large surface in Mazarefes". The alert was given at 15:23, at Rua Maria Júlia Borbon, in the União de Freguesias de Mazarefes and Vila Fria, on the left bank of the Lima River. Source of the Territorial Command of the GNR of Viana do Castelo said that the man "I was under a vehicle, working on its maintenance, when it fell on top of it". That source said that the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) was contacted to investigate the causes of the accident. A team of INEM psychologist...
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Fire in plastic factory in Marinha Grande in the aftermath

The fire that hit the facilities of a plastics industrial unit in Pero Neto, Marinha Grande, in the district of Leiria, is in the aftermath, said a source at the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS). The fire “Moved to the state of the aftermath at 9:15 pm”, said the source, who spoke to Lusa about three hours after the initial alert, at 19:25. According to the same source, “There were no casualties or injuries” e "The media are already demobilizing". On site were 57 operational supported by 19 vehicles, and at the time of contacting Lusa, they were just “Marinha Grande's own resources”, and external resources have been demobilized. The CDOS had no information on the causes of the fire. ...
Castro Marim fire reportedly subdued
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Castro Marim fire reportedly subdued

The fire that this afternoon mobilized more than 120 operatives and three aerial means in the parish of Altura, municipality of Castro Marim, was said to have subsided at about 20:00 this Saturday. The fire that broke out in a bush area forced the cutting of the A22 in both directions, in that area. The alert was given at 15:50 today. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
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Woman dies after screening in Paços de Ferreira

A woman died this Sunday in a car accident in the town of Eiriz, Paços de Ferreira. According to sources from GNR and the Voluntary Firefighters of Freamunde à Lusa, the accident occurred around 18:00, when a light vehicle was lost in Eiriz, victimizing the driver. The Freamunde Volunteer Firefighters, the GNR and medical emergency and resuscitation vehicles were on site. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Covid-19: vaccination advances with first dose of Pfizer to 9,000 more firefighters
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Covid-19: vaccination advances with first dose of Pfizer to 9,000 more firefighters

The Minister of Internal Affairs announced today that 17,000 firefighters will receive "within a few days" the second dose of immunization against covid-19 and that 9,000 new operatives will start the process with Pfizer vaccines. In February, about 17,000 firefighters received the [primeira toma da] AstraZeneca vaccine - before any member of the Government, which was just - and these will start within a few days to receive the second dose ", started by mentioning Eduardo Cabrita in Santa Maria da Feira, on the fringe of the celebrations of the centenary of the local corporation. Then he added: "In the meantime, they have been incorporated [no plano de imunização] more than 9,000 firefighters who, identified by [respetivas] associati...
Fire in car workshops in Figueira da Foz mobilizes more than 70 firefighters
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Fire in car workshops in Figueira da Foz mobilizes more than 70 firefighters

A fire in auto workshops in Figueira da Foz was mobilizing, at about 00:09 am on Wednesday, 72 firefighters supported by 23 vehicles, according to the National Civil Protection page. The alert was given at 23:09 and a source from the District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) of Coimbra only indicated that it is a fire in a workshop and that more means are being moved to the place, in Coimbra street, area at the entrance to Figueira da Foz, where there are several warehouses but also residential buildings. A witness at the scene told Lusa, at 11:58 pm, that the flames reached three pavilions occupied by car and motorcycle workshops and that the firefighters are located either on Coimbra street, or on the back of the buildings hit by the ...