Carlos A. Costa
Photo, Video, Editor

Wildfire in Mação


Portugal’s Castelo Branco region, strong winds and temperatures greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) have driven devastating wildfires through several villages, destroying structures and injuring 39 people. Nearly 2,000 firefighters worked to bring the three major fires largely under control, but authorities warned that hot and dry conditions could lead to more flare-ups.

Below, some of the international press publications that I shot of the wildfires and of the residents, volunteers, and professionals working to minimize the damage.