Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash

LISBON, Portugal -- Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making good progress in controlling a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country, while officials said reports that a water-dropping plane had crashed in the area of the blaze turned out to be false.

Maria Jose Andre of Portugal"s Air Accident Office said her department was told by the Civil Protection Agency that a Canadair water-dropping plane had crashed on Tuesday while fighting the wildfire. Her office immediately sent a crash investigation team to the area.

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