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Portuguese government faces scathing critique over forest fires

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Portuguese government faces scathing critique over forest fires

Portuguese government faces scathing critique over forest fires
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Forest fires on the outskirts of Coimbra, central Portugal… Threatened by the flames, the patients and staff of the psychiatric hospital of Portugal’s third-largest city have been moved elsewhere. Twenty-seven of the country’s blazes are officially out of control. Furious citizens are demanding to know why the socialist government did not ask other countries and the EU for help sooner.