According to a source from the Algarve Sub-regional Emergency and Civil Protection Command, cited by CM, the establishment “almost completely burned down”.

Material damage was high, but no injuries were reported.

According to the same source, the alert for the fire at Praia do Evaristo was given at 11:50pm on Thursday. The flames were brought under control at 02:36, with surveillance and consolidation work continuing on the ground.

32 operatives went to the scene, assisted by 13 vehicles, from the Albufeira Volunteer Firefighters, Lagoa Volunteer Firefighters, the São Bartolomeu de Messines Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Republican National Guard (GNR) and the National Maritime Authority (AMN).