Portugal Declares 3 Days Of Mourning As Vast Wildfire Kills Dozens Of People

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Portuguese firefighters work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar in central Portugal at sunrise Sunday.

At least 62 people died as the blaze swept through central Portugal. The prime minister called the fire, which was one of several Saturday, “the biggest tragedy of human life we have known in years.”

(Image credit: Armando Franca/AP)