Yesterday there were forest fires on several locations on the island: Santa Cruz, Machico, CaniÃ§al, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Santana, CÃ¢mara de Lobos, Calheta and Porto Moniz were fires detected and, at this moment are controlled. Most of these fires are caused by the extreme warm weather and winds from West Africa (Sahara).
At CaniÃ§o, where we live, flames were threatening buildings and houses in our neighbourhood…. in the area of Cancela. Luckily nobody got hurt (as far as I know) and the fire has been tamed.