Fire breaks out at abandoned house in Quarteira

A fire broke out this morning at an abandoned house in Quarteira, creating a large plume of black smoke which can be seen from several kilometres away.

Reports CMTV, the blaze is already being battled by around 30 firefighters.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

UPDATE: Firefighters have brought the fire under control, with efforts now focusing on making sure the flames did not spread to the surrounding scrubland.