Two people rehomed after fire partially destroys Portimão house

Two people rehomed after fire partially destroys Portimão house

Two people aged 34 and 48 had to be rehomed on Saturday after a fire partially destroyed their house in Portimão on Rua da Fábrica.

The fire broke out at around 8am and the cause is still unclear, a civil protection source told Lusa news agency.

Portimão Mayor Isilda Gomes said that the two women who lived at the house, one of them being a foreigner, were renting the property and have been rehomed by municipal services at a local hotel unit.

“We have taken them to a unit where we usually place people in these situations, they have been provided with clothes and hygiene products and their food has also been secured through a network of associations that the municipality works with,” Gomes told Lusa.

The mayor also said that a “more complete evaluation” of their situation will be carried out this Monday.

By Michael Bruxo

michael.bruxo@portugalresident.com