At least 35 dead as wildfires hit Portugal and Spain

Firefighters and civilians attempt to subdue wildfire flames in Vigo northwestern Spain 15 October 2017

Firefighters and civilians attempt to subdue wildfire flames in Vigo northwestern Spain 15 October 2017

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido also said that several people had already been identified in connection with the fires, and has appealed for anyone with further information to share it with the national protection service.

The weekend's fires killed at least 27 people and injured more than 50 in Portugal, said a spokeswoman for the civil protection service.

"We went through absolute hell, it was frightful".

Across the border in Spain, 105 fires have been reported in Galicia, where thousands of people have been evacuated.

Spanish TV pictures showed people trying to fight fires with buckets of water.

Gaspar said the fires are likely to keep going due to unseasonably high temperatures of more than 30C (86F), although cooler, wetter weather is on the way.

Fallen electricity pylons and abandoned cars were left lying in roads, the area surrounded by burnt pine and eucalyptus trees, as thick smoke clogged the sky. "We have never deployed so many means at this time of the year", he said.

Five wildfires were raging near Vigo, Galicia's biggest city, forcing the evacuation of a shopping mall and a PSA Peugeot Citroen factory on the outskirts of the city.

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The Portuguese government said it had called on European Union members and Morocco to help in the firefighting efforts, but so far only Italy had agreed to send two water bombers due to arrive in the evening.

The wave of blazes around nine different municipal areas in the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo and Ourense are assessed to have destroyed between 4000-5000 hectares of land.

"What we are experiencing here does not happen by chance, this was provoked", he said after observing a minute's silence for the victims in the town of Pazos de Borben.

Spanish Prime Minister Marian Rajoy, who is from Galicia, traveled to the region Monday to visit an emergency response center. On Monday, the "situation remained very worrying", Feijoo said, adding that firefighters along with soldiers and locals were battling the flames.

"Galicia is not burning by itself".

He tweeted: "I'm heading to Galicia".

Five wildfires near Vigo, Galicia's biggest city, forced the evacuation of a shopping mall and a Peugeot Citroen auto factory on the outskirts of the city, though workers were able to return to the factory on Monday.

Three people have been reported dead in Spain; two victims were found in a burned-out auto on the side of the road.

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