The majority of deaths took place in Pedrógão Grande when a fire swept across a road filled with evacuees. Portuguese officials dispatched more than 1,700 firefighters nationwide to combat the blazes and Prime Minister António Costa declared three days of national mourning.
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- "Portugal wildfire: 65 killed, victims burned in cars as they fled". 17 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
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Media related to 2017 wildfires in Portugal at Wikimedia Commons