Fire in Portugal – level 2

22-06-2017 15:00

At least 58 people died because of wildfires in central Portugal. The fires are one of the country’s biggest tragedies in years.

As many as 600 firefighters are trying to deal with the intense fires. Spanish rescue workers said that they would help the Portuguese firefighters. The cause of the fire is not known, but recent high temperatures and no rain probably contributed.

Sixteen of the killed died in their cars when fires swept across the roads.

Difficult words: tragedy (a sad event), contribute (help cause something), sweep (move).

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