In 2016, there was a huge fire that was started deliberately on top of Foia which is the highest peak in the Algarve, part of the Monchique range. Today, the area is alight again, this time a little further north of Foia in an area called Perna Da Negra and too early to know what caused it, quite possibly the intense heat we are current getting. A local village had been evacuated due to the fire being close, however, last time I heard, the village should be in no danger. There are 2 separate active fronts to this fire and the last count was nearing 600 firefighters tackling it. Of course, at night, the air support is grounded, but earlier, there was up to 9 air support vehicles.
We could clearly see the smoke from the Quinta even though it is a very long distance away and a few Helicopters flew over en-route. Tonight, in the very distance, the sky is glowing red. I got my 500mm lens out and took this long exposure of the distant ridge. Normally we see a nice glow red at sunset over this ridge, but tonight, it’s a very different glow. Hopefully, all are safe and the fires are resolved soon. As always, a huge gratitude to the “Bombeiros” for the amazing job they do!
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