- Madeira fires
- August 11th, 11:17
It seems like there are bad news every other week.
Madeira Island is combating a forest fire that reached some areas of the city.
It's mountains on top of mountains with very steep hills. There are old abandoned houses, abandoned fields. Lots of houses very close together and in difficult access areas.
Fire didn't use to be a concern. It was something we saw in the news happening in mainland Portugal. But in recent years it's becoming more and more a recurring problem.
Not forgetting that since the 2010 floods, winter can also leave lots of people nervous.
Weather is getting crazier and people do not help.