Portugal Wildfires: Hospital, Hundreds of Homes Evacuated in Madeira

August 9, 2016 8:36 PM

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LISBON, Portugal — A major forest fire in Portugal's Madeira Islands forced the evacuation of more than 400 people and left 174 others seeking medical treatment, officials said Tuesday.

The wildfire encroaching on the capital Funchal is now under control and cooler temperatures forecast for Wednesday are expected to help put it out, the head of Madeira's regional government, Miguel Albuquerque.

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