Algarve: 28 of the 67 parishes have high fire risk

The Algarve region has 28 of its 67 parishes with a high risk of forest fire and these parishes are a priority for fuel cleaning, according to an official list published this Wednesday in the Diário da República.

Alcoutim, Loulé and Tavira are the Algarve municipalities with the largest number of parishes on the list, four in each, indicates the ordinance No. 2616/2020, in which 1114 parishes are referenced nationwide in those conditions, located in 186 municipalities in the Northern, Central and Algarve interior regions.

These parishes are Giões, Martim Longo, Vaqueiros and União das Freguesias de Alcoutim e Pereiro (municipality of Alcoutim), Alte, Ameixial, Salir and União de Freguesias de Querença, Tôr and Benafim (Loulé), Cachopo, Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, União das Freguesias de Conceição and Cabanas de Tavira and União de Freguesias de Santa Maria and Santiago (Tavira).

The following are in order of parishes by municipality: Monchique (Alferce, Marmelete and Monchique), Aljezur (Odeceixe, Bordeira and Aljezur) and Vila do Bispo (Barão de São Miguel, Budens and Vila do Bispo and Raposeira).

Castro Marim (Azinhal and Odeleite) and Silves (São Bartolomeu de Messines and São Marcos da Serra) have two parishes each.

The municipalities of Lagos (União das Freguesias de Bensafrim and Barão de São João), Portimão (Mexilhoeira Grande) and São Brás de Alportel (São Brás de Alportel) are included in this list with one parish per municipality.

The dispatch of the official gazette, signed by the Secretaries of State for Internal Administration, Patrícia Gaspar, and for Nature Conservation, Forests and Spatial Planning, João Catarino, defines the deadlines for the implementation of inspection actions that should focus on priority areas.

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