RURAL FIRE, REVEL, VILA POUCA DE AGUIAR, VILA REAL
Date/Time fire registered: 27-07-2022 17:14
We have created this as a Major incident and this is be detailed in SITREPs and updated on our website page here:
Estado: Under Resolution
Concelho: Vila Pouca De Aguiar
Distrito: Vila Real
Incêndio: Bush and pine forest
N.º Oc. 2022170024637
UPDATE 0630 hrs 30th July 2022.
Fire remains under resolution with reduced deployment. 288 operatives and 87 vehicles.
UPDATE: 22.30 HRS
Having been active for two days the fire has now been brought to a resolution.
The fire has been fought by over 500 operatives with up to 12 aircraft and helicopter for the two day period.
During the night there will be a repositioning of assets and a “massive presence” of operatives will be maintained in operations of consolidation, aftermath and surveillance” and on Saturday there will also be a “very strong presence of operatives” to prevent reactivations, according to the commander. District Relief Operations Officer of Vila Real (CODIS), Miguel Fonseca.
According to the municipality, Vila Pouca de Aguiar lost about 4,000 hectares of pine forest, bush and agricultural crops in the two major fires that raged in the municipality in the last two weeks, with a high financial loss for the local population.
A total of 313 operatives and 92 vehicles remain deployed.