Helicopter combating forest fire crashes in northern Portugal

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-20 20:56:04|Editor: Song Lifang
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LISBON, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- A helicopter that was combating forest fires in Viseu, northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, Portuguese Lusa News Agency reported.

The helicopter combating forest fires crashed in Castro Daire, Viseu, some 320 km north of Lisbon, around 1:00 p.m. local time.

Mayor of Castro Daire Fernando Carneiro and Fire Commander Paulo Almeida have confirmed the crash of the helicopter.

No more information about the crash is immediately available.

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