August 25, 2013 12:04 AM Subscribe
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Twenty-five years ago, in the pre-dawn of August 25, 1988, a fire started in downtown Lisbon's Carmo
and quickly spread to Garrett
and others, destroying a total of 18 buildings of the
. Two people were killed, and 73 were injured (60 of them
firemen). Between 200 and 300 people lost their homes. Several of the
historical shops were lost. In terms of the extent of the city
affected and number of destroyed buildings, the Chiado
is considered the worst disaster to strike the city since
. A rebuilding project directed by Portuguese
has, to a great extent, returned the area to its former
glory. The exterior look of the buildings were restored, while the
interiors have been completely renovated.A collection of photos of the fire.
Another collection of photos.
Three more pictures from the fire.
SIC TV report, 25 years later.
RTP TV report, 25 years later.
RTP TV documentary on the fire, from 2008.