A Canadian expert comes to Portugal next week to talk about how rural communities can be prepared for the fires. “We want to get the message out that they have to start taking care of their own home in order to make it more resilient to fire,” he explains in an interview with Expresso. The articulation between authorities and communities on the ground is essential and, he recalls, that was what allowed evacuate 80 thousand people surrounded by the fire in Fort McMurray in 2017.