Norwich man describes his dramatic escape from deadly forest fire in Portugal
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A Norwich man has told of his dramatic escape from a wildfire that killed 62 people in central Portugal.
Daniel Starling, 56, jumped in his car and raced away as the flames bore down during Saturday's blaze.
He came across a family of four elderly people and stopped to pick them up.
Mr Starling said: 'We stopped at one point, because we did not know where to go, because there were flames everywhere.
'But I just carried on the only way that I knew. [It was] just flames over the car and the family and me screaming.'
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Mr Starling told the Associated Press that he had to speed around trees that had fallen on the road and had to go off the road.
He finally came across a policeman at a junction, where he stopped.
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Mr Starling said: 'The family got out and they were kissing the car.'
He said the house he has been building since 2009 in the region is now burned out.
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