Posted by Tina
The Daily Mail reports that wildfires driven by strong winds are responsible for at least 39 deaths and many injuries.” Authorities suggest
Portugal’s civil protection service said as of Monday morning, firefighters were fighting 145 separate blazes across the country, dozens of which are considered to still be serious. …
… Authorities in both countries said that the strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia in the Atlantic Ocean and high temperatures fanned the fires.
Investigations were also focusing on human and criminal causes, with political leaders accusing ‘terrorist arsonists’ of starting the blazes. …
… Houses, factories and other infrastructure had been destroyed in more than 440 forest fires, 33 of them considered to be major.
Conditions can explain wildfires but so many and all at the same time? Something doesn’t smell right and it isn’t just the smoke.