Fire in Portugal – level 1

22-06-2017 15:00

There are fires in central Portugal. Fifty-eight people die. This is a big tragedy for Portugal.

Sixteen people die in their cars. There are forests around the road. When the forests catch fire, the people have nowhere to go.

Around 600 firefighters are fighting the fire. They get some help from Spanish rescue workers. We do not know what caused the fire. However, it is very hot and dry.

Difficult words: rescue worker (a person who saves other people), cause (make something happen), dry (when there is no rain).

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