Madeira

A burnt car sits in a charred forest after a fire in Camacha, some 20 km from Funchal, on Madeira Island, on July 20, 2012. Fires raged around the towns of Calheta, Ribeira Brava as well as in Santa Cruz, where one house was destroyed and a health centre, school and youth centre were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The problems started on July 18 evening when high temperatures and strong winds fanned a fire that broke out on the edge of the capital Funchal, gutting two houses and partially burning a third. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPA AFP