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It was about nine hours of fighting the flames in the fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in the upper reaches of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. 

The fire was extinguished around 1 am, and a team remained on site to stay on watch until around 7 am.

Weather conditions, notably wind and heat, made combat operations difficult, but the flames did not threaten homes.

More than 20 members of the Câmara de Lobos Volunteer Firefighters and Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters, six vehicles, as well as the helicopter were launched to the scene during the afternoon yesterday.