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Sintra Mountain Range Famous Fire - Sintra, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 38° 46.676 W 009° 26.387
29S E 461799 N 4292225
Quick Description: The famous fire of Sintra.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 7:40:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBR8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
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Long Description:
During six day, from the 06 to 12 of September 1966 the fire destroyed much of Sintra´s forest and putted in danger several local iconic places (Seteais and Monserrate Palaces, Pena´s Palace and even São Pedro de Sintra, a nearby village) and the debris on fire spread by the wind caused other villages to cough on fire too.
This fire become famous also because of the 25 military men that lost their lives while fighting the fire.
There´s at least two places in Sintra´s hills where we can find references and memorials to this.
Type of Structure: other

Other: Mountain Range

Fire Date: 9/6/1966

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
A disregard for safety procedures in the wooden areas, in this case, near the Blue Lagoon area (police investigation said so).

Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Construction Date: Not listed

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