We have heard reports of several large forest fires occuring in northern and central Portugal. Although it appears that the Galicia region of Spain has been affected more than Portugal, the area around Coimbra also seems to have been badly affected by fires.
I would be interested if anyone has recently traveled through northern Portugal and could provide an update on the visual impact of these fires.
We are traveling to Portugal in Septemebr 2007 (a year from now), staying in the Minho region (north of Porto) and close to the Spanish border. Some members of our party have expressed concerns that these fires may be impacting the areas that we will be visiting in 2007.
We would not let these fires keep us from visitng Portugal, but they could be a factor in determing which part of the Minho we will stay.
Any comments, advice, or information would be appreciated.