Portimão approves operational plan to prevent wildfires

Portimão Council has approved its operational plan to prevent wildfires in preparation for the start of the country’s critical wildfire period, which begins on July 1 and ends on September 30.

The plan “prioritises the elimination of risky behaviours”, says the council in a statement to the press.

Portimão was one of the municipalities worst affected by the 2016 summer wildfire that broke out in Monchique, destroying around 27,000 hectares of land.