Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal - More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy.

Reinforcements, including more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy, were due to arrive as part of a European Union co-operation program, officials said.

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