WATCH: Helicopter Raids Pool to Fight Fire

As fires sweep through Portugal


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As massive fires sweep through Portugal, a helicopter crew has resorted to filling their bucket from a local pool to fight the flames.

Portugal has requested help from Spain and France as fires burn in the central and northern areas of the country. About 1,300 emergency personnel are busy fighting more than 275 blazes.

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