Greece experienced its deadliest fires a decade ago.
"There are people who arrived saying they didn't want to die in their homes, which were surrounded by flames", said Ansiao resident Ricardo Tristao.
Death toll expected to rise, with firefighters battling at least 60 forest fires that started in Pedrogao Grande area. He said there was no information on the other two deaths.
Temperatures in the area have hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in recent days.
The government has declared three days of mourning to pay tribute to victims who lost their lives.
Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes stated the flames spread on four fronts "with great violence". The fires on the tourist island of Madeira in August 2016 cost lives of three people, while throughout the year as many as 40 homes were destroyed and 5,400 hectares of land was burnt.
The southern European country is prone to forest fires in the dry summer months.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, he is sad to learn about the tragic incident. "It is an authentic inferno, we have never seen anything like that", Pedrogao Grande Mayor Valdemar Alves told reporters.
Firefighters work to put out the forest fire which has killed more than 50 people.
Pope Francis offered his condolences in his Sunday prayers while EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hailed the bravery of the firefighters.
Portugal's team is in Russian Federation, where it is set to start the Confederations Cup later on Sunday against Mexico. "All will be done to assist the authorities and people of Portugal at this time of need". "In addition, Spain has also sent aircraft on a bilateral basis". According to an initial analysis by the Judicial Police, the fire was caused by a dry thunderstorm, Gomes said. At least 62 people have died in the fire, most fleeing on roads. "We have provided support to a number of British people caught up in the incident and stand ready to support any others who may be affected".
A local resident Isabel Brandao told The Associated Press: "Yesterday we saw the fire but thought it was very far. If it had rained, this would not happen".
In what is a heavily forested region, roads are vulnerable to the flames.
As Alison Roberts reports from Lisbon for our Newscast unit, officials believe a lightning strike is likely to blame for the Pedrogão Grande fire, and they have ruled out a criminal cause.
In a video released in March, jihadists said those two were joining together along with two Mali-based terror groups. Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
Kelly has drawn a ton of criticism for even interviewing him, but now at least it seems one station has found a solution. Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence organization, disinvited Kelly from its gala, which she was scheduled to host.
Nevertheless, these attacks fueled a strong sense of mistrust between the coalition soldiers and the Afghan military. Green-on-blue attacks have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.
From there, the "cap" will increase by $6 billion every three months over the course of a year until it hits $30 billion a month. The dollar.DXY was largely flat against a basket of currencies after reversing earlier losses, while the price of gold fell.
Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility of the attack, reaffirming that the attack was premeditated and not improvised. However there have been a string of recent attacks near the Old City in east Jerusalem .
In a pop star gut punch heard 'round the world, Taylor Swift did her best to overshadow Katy Perry's release of Witness tonight. Only Apple Music was allowed to stream the music when it chose to pay royalties to artists during a free three-month trial.
Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance. Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal.
The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Open and the top six golfers are separated by three strokes. "That means I'm a part of history", Thomas told reporters.
But, after the news came out, there was speculation that Trump could be planning to fire Mueller from his post as special counsel. The Trump administration has been embroiled in an investigation into alleged Russian interference into the 2016 USA election.
A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia, CBS News reported . The bill includes a mechanism requiring congressional review of any decision to ease the Russian Federation sanctions.
DA suspends ex-leader Zille after colonialism tweet
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Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday
That front will stall to our east and start to wash out along the coast by Tuesday , so a shower or storm will still be possible. The big weather story is the major cool down for today after a week straight of highs in the 90s, today we'll be in the low 80s.
Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
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Asian shares fall after Fed rate hike, tracking Wall St lead
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Juneteenth celebrated all over Houston area
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Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored
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