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It started at 7 o’clock this Monday morning and was still active at 10pm last night : a forest fire is threatening the highlands of Ponta do Sol.

There are houses just below this area, hence the concern of firefighters.

Apparently straw bundles have been found in the middle of the vegetation, which may indicate the intention of someone to spread the fire. The police were in the area, next to Levada Nova.

An increase in the wind is expected in the next few hours, so there is concern that the flames are out of control.