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Portugal fights record number of wildfires for 1 day in 2017

August 12, 2017 11:21 AM
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LISBON, Portugal – Portugal is fighting to put out a spate of wildfires after the southern European country hit a year high of outbreaks for a single day on Friday, authorities say.

Portugal's Civil Protection Agency, which coordinates its firefighting efforts, said Saturday that it recorded a record for this year of 220 separate wildfires on Friday.

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