Fireman injured

The deputy commander of Lagoa fire brigade was taken by ambulance to Barlavento hospital, Portimão, after suffering an injury while fighting a fire at the Vilalara Thalassa resort in Porches on Tuesday morning.

A spokesman from the fire brigade said: “Our fire fighter, Rui Farinha, suffered an injury to his face but was released from hospital the same day.”

A spokesman from Vilalara told the Algarve Resident: “It was an accidental fire of two mattresses. The fire brigade was called straight away and the fire was quickly put out.”

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