Irish DJ shares remarkable footage of the sky over Albufeira as devastating wildfire spreads
Lots of popular tourist areas in the Algarve have been affected.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said that efforts to control the major fire that broke out in the Algarve region in recent days are being hampered by gusting winds, the region’s deep ravines and the numerous plantations that are highly combustible.
As you may know, a major wildfire is currently scorching the hills of Portugal’s southern Algarve region and it's going to take take several more days to bring it under control, according to Costa.
At present, the Civil Protection Agency have said that almost 1,300 firefighters were assigned to battle the blaze.
The country is currently experiencing a record heatwave, with temperatures reaching highs of 46 degrees and forcing 2,500 people to evacuate their homes.
Over the last few days, thick clouds of smoke have blackened the Algarve skyline and an Irish DJ has shared some remarkable footage and images from Albufeira.
Frankie Shanley, better known as Frankie Beats, has posted the following photos and clips that show a completely orange sky over the popular tourist destination.