Rebekah Vardy ‘prepares to evacuate’ as she’s caught in horrifying Portugal wildfires

Rebekah Vardy has been close to the wildfires in Portugal (Pictures: Rex / AP / Instagram / Rebekah Vardy)

and her husband Jamie are reportedly preparing to evacuate their luxury villa in Portugal after they were caught in terrifying wildfires.

Amid the , wildfires have raged in Portugal, France, and Croatia, with homes being evacuated and livelihoods threatened.

In Portugal, the most concerning fires were near the town of Pombal.

Rebekah, who is currently on holiday in Portugal, shared a photo of the orange sky, writing in Portuguese: ‘Waking up very grateful to the fire department that works tirelessly risking their lives to save ours. Thank you. Thinking of everyone. Very scary.’

The 40-year-old also shared a video of a helicopter carrying water, writing: ‘These guys are incredible.’

A source said of the Vardys: ‘It’s been horrifying. Their neighbours have all been evacuated and one by one residents are being told to leave their homes. 

Rebekah thanked the firefighters (Picture: Instagram/Rebekah Vardy)
She showed a helicopter carrying water (Picture: Instagram / Rebekah Vardy)
Rebekah is on holiday with her husband Jamie and their children (Picture: PA)

They : ‘Becky can see smoke everywhere and she’s terrified about the kids breathing it in. The water is also down so she’s relying on bottled water which, obviously, there is only a finite amount of at home.’

‘Jamie and their friends and family back home have all been really worried. Things are developing by the hour but she’s praying the fire brigades, who have been brilliant, can get things back under control.’

Portugal’s temperatures have climbed towards 43C, with Prime Minister Antonio Costa issuing a warning.

National Republican Guard firefighters put out a forest fire in the village of Rebolo, near Ansiao central Portugal on Thursday (Picture: AP)
A Canadair CL-415 fire-fighting aircraft from Italy takes part in firefighting operations at Gesteira de Baixo in Pombal, Portugal (Picture: Getty Images Europe)
Smoke from a wildfire rises above a home in Palmela, Portugal (Picture: REUTERS)

He told reporters: ‘We have to take a great deal of care: a small lapse could spark another enormous tragedy. The answer is not in more ‘means’ (firefighters, water-bombing planes etc.) but in more care. Fire doesn’t start on its own, it is always caused by the human hand.’

Alan Shearer, who’s on holiday in the Vilamoura region of Portugal, has also been documenting the horrifying blazes, describing them as ‘unbelievable.’

‘I’ve never seen anything like this, it’s just catching alight,’ he said. ‘This is the roundabout near Gareth Southgate’s house…Jesus Christ! Someone needs to get here quick.’ has contacted reps for Rebekah Vardy for comment.


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