Wildfires in Portugal's Madeira Kill Three, 1,000 Evacuated

August 10, 2016 12:32 PM

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Wildfires in Portugal's Madeira Kill Three, 1,000 Evacuated

LISBON — At least three people died and more than a thousand were evacuated on the Portuguese island of Madeira when forest fires spread to the regional capital and tourist destination, Funchal, authorities said on Wednesday.

Set off in a summer heatwave and fanned by strong winds, the fires that started three days ago destroying about 40 homes and a five-star hotel in the hills above Funchal.

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