Portugal fires: Where are the fires spreading? Are flights cancelled? Latest news
Portugal fires have continued to spread for six days across the region.
Huge blazes have affected the country forcing evacuations from locals and tourists in the area with 2,500 already fleeing.
It started in the south of the country in the Algarve, popular with British tourists.
Where have the fires spread to in Portugal and are flights affected? Latest travel advice and news explained.
The fires in Portugal were first sighted in Monchique in the Faro District.
They have since spread to other areas such as Silves and Portico.
According to the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, (IPMA), the following regions have the highest risk in the south: Monchique, Loule, Sao Bras de Alportel, Tavira, Castro Marim and Alcoutim.
While the fires have not yet spread to other regions in Portugal, there is still a high risk in the centre of Portugal.
This is due to the some of the highest heats recorded in Europe nearing 47 degrees.
Warnings by the IPMA for the centre of Portugal are: Nisa, Gaviao, Abrantes, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Vila de Rei, Macao, Proenca-a-Nova and Vila Velha de Rodao,
Warnings in the north of Portugal affect Vinhais, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Trancoso.
Faro Airport, also known as Algarve Airport, remains open with flights fully operational.
Tourists heading to the area should check the local travel warning and ensure the region they are travelling to has not been affected.
The UK Foreign Office has been issuing daily updates regarding the fires.
Their latest advice warns: “The Portuguese authorities have been evacuating the affected areas.
“Strong winds in the area make the spread of fire unpredictable.”
Travellers should contact Civil Protection Authorities or Portuguese Police in an emergency.
Soldiers have been brought in to tackle the blazes with 1,000 firefighters attempting to stop them spreading.
A video emerged of helicopters taking water from local swimming pools to try and douse the flames.
More than 17,000 hectares of land have been scorched and 30 injuries reported.
Hundreds of tourists at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa were told to leave in the middle of the night as fires came within a few miles of the area.
Many of the guests were British. One tourist revealed: “The air felt very thin, we didn’t feel like we were getting enough oxygen.”