Flames and smoke surround Mação, making it impossible to enter or leave – the latest in country’s deadliest year for fires

Forest fires have cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggle to control two large blazes in the centre of the country.

“It’s impossible to leave or to enter Mação because of the flames and the smoke,” Vasco Estrela, mayor of Mação village, told Lusa news agency.

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