Fierce Fire in Tavira, Portugal – July 22nd, 201237.1N 7.6W
Scores of people have abandoned their homes as fires spread across parts of Madeira in Portugal. The Algarve region in Portugal has been among the worst hit areas. Overnight six firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze in Tavira, an area which has experienced the most serious fires. More than 900 firefighters from across the country were deployed to battle the blaze which has destroyed at least five homes. Here, smoke from the Tavira fire can be seen blowing to the south, over the Atlantic Ocean.